I couldn’t sleep last night. The hubster got home late from playing poker and from the minute he got home, I just couldn’t sleep. So of course, my mind started to wander.
I started thinking about my drive that morning. The one that got cut short due to the snow. E and I left the house early because I knew the roads wouldn’t be great. I just didn’t know how bad they actually were. Basically, nothing was done to them which made the ride interesting. For the better part of our travel, I didn’t have control of the car. Thinking back on that now is pretty frightening.
We have a bunch of hills near our house that we travel every single day. You don’t really think about them when the roads are clear. Add a little wet snow and ice and they are pretty scary. I safely made it up and down the first two hills. Naturally, there was some slipping and sliding but we safely made it to the bottom.
Only to sit in traffic.
I was talking to E about the snow and telling him that we would be at his school soon. I glanced up at my rear view mirror and that is when I got really scared.
I saw the car coming down the hill…sideways. They were completely out of control. I had left a car lengths space in front of the car in front of me so I moved up some. I knew that was just about the only thing I could do. I braced myself to be rear ended.
Just as the car was about to hit us, it turned and went off the side of the road. I breathed a sigh of relief. They missed us.
As I watched to see if they were going to attempt to get back on the road, the car flipped. And then flipped some more. At this point I was reaching for my cell phone to call 9-1-1. The car was on it’s side. There was no way they could get out on their own. I was told help was on the way but they didn’t know when they would get there because of the weather and traffic. I wanted to get out to see if they were okay but I also didn’t want to run the risk of getting hit. So I continued to sit in the traffic and kept an eye on the car.
At that point, I was done with driving in the snow. I just wanted to get us home safely. As soon as I could, I turned around and traveled back up and down those same two hills. Driving past the still overturned car.
As I laid in bed trying to fall asleep, my mind went to all the what if’s. That could have been us. We could have been overturned on the side of the road. Who knows how long they had to wait? What would I have done? How would I have kept E calm?
My mind was racing with all these thoughts. I couldn’t shake them.
I kept trying to tell myself that it wasn’t us. We weren’t hurt. We got home safe.
How did they not hit us?
Someone was watching over us yesterday. That’s the only way I can explain how we managed to avoid a bad accident.
I hope they continue to watch over us.
They have no idea how thankful I am they were there.