You know that phone call that we all dread, with the other person screaming - hysterically crying on the other end that something horrible has happened? I got one Saturday morning.
One of my best friends was calling, as I was loading my truck up with groceries - I debated for a second, should I answer or should I just let it go to voicemail & I'll call her back? I picked up - we had plans later that night, so I wanted to make sure we were still on schedule. When I picked up, she was crying - screaming into the phone, I couldn't really make out what she was saying but when I was able to get her calmed down - she told me what happened: her husband was being rushed to the hospital, he was in an accident with his motorcycle - without a helmet. She didn't know what happened or in what kind of condition he was in, but she needed someone to stay with her kids so she could rush to the hospital. Of course I rushed over to be with them, the little peanuts were so scared, they didn't really understand what had happened they're only 3 & 4 - too little to process what was going on. I tried to comfort them as best I could, talking to them & explaining to them that their daddy was in an accident, he might have some "boo boos" and mommy would call in a little whille to keep us posted. Seriously, what do you tell little kids when something like this happens?
My friend called a few hours later - still in the ER - her husband was pretty banged up, he was having a hard time breathing which we would later find out was because he had 8 broken ribs (ouch!).
As of tonight he's still in ICU, he has a lot of broken bones (shoulder, collar bone, shoulder blade etc.), some bleeding internally in his lungs and stomach which hasn't really let up.
He's going to be ok, thank God. It could have been a lot worse, but he's gonna have a long recovery. I just talked to my friend, she thanked me for staying with the kids yesterday, she said her littlest one, who is 3 and seriously the sweetest thing IN THE WORLD - woke up last night screaming for me, she wanted to know where I was and why I wasn't "sleeping over". Girlfriend was attached to me ALL night, wouldn't go to anyone - only wanted me. What a sweetheart.
So if you could, if you pray or if you just throw a wish out into the universe and hope someone answers it - maybe you could throw a little thought out for them, in hopes that he comes home soon & he heals quickly. Cuz those little peanuts need their daddy.