Saturday, October 17, 2009

So the insurance has been called, the rental car procured, the fix-it shop choice reinforced as a good one, and the Banana returned to her home from the kennel.


Oh yah, and the Mr. A is off to hunt down a deer of his own. (With a bow, instead of a vehicle.)

And I am just exhausted.

Not to mention, at 6dpo, my top is continuing to become more tender, and I'm still experiencing some mild cramping with some sharp ones thrown in from time to time for good (insanity-inducing) measure.

I haven't cleaned up from breakfast (I mean, lunch, since we didn't resurface till 10am after hitting the hay at 4am), but since Mr. A is gone hunting for a while, I'm feeling like leaving the dishes alone for a while.

My good friend K texted me "OMG. Protect the tummy at all costs!!" after I texted her that we'd (I'd) hit a deer. Definitely brought a smile to my face, but of course I'd already prayed that God would protect any little one(s) who was(were) trying to snuggle in at the same time we collided with the wildlife or shortly thereafter. Neither me or Mr. A are feeling any pain/soreness, and I honestly didn't think the thud was that bad, so I am just praying that the little one(s) is(are) safely tucked away without any effects thereto.

I am really feeling just tired right now, that's all. But in the face of this unfortunate occurrence, I have many things to be thankful for. When we were riding with the really friendly tow truck driver back home eeeeearly this morning, I found myself thinking, wow, I prayed for protection. Enter the Holy Spirit: "You are safe, aren't you?" Good point...

Some things to be thankful for:
1. Our safety
2. That no one else was hurt
3. That we were still in our state, instead of 300 miles into our journey (643 miles one way)
4. That I have been able to keeep up my AAA-P.lus membership, so the 101-mile tow at 1am (that we only waited 20 minutes for) was totally free for us (the awesome driver said he wouldn't charge for the extra 1 mile over the 100 free ones)
5. That the airbags did not go off and I didn't run off the road
6. That we still had cell-phone service so we could call for help (tow truck driver said we'd have lost service in another 5 miles)
7. That I have good insurance that will cover the damages and a rental car for 24 days (obviously we hope we won't need it that long!!)
8. That the kennel let us pick up Banana today and only charged us for 2 days instead of the reservation which was for 4 days
9. That we love coming home
10. That I have a bag of orchard applies freshly picked last weekend if I need to do some therapy baking today :)
11. That I was with my wonderful husband when I hit the deer- his support and composure was so important to me
12. That hubby's trip home from CA was safe
13. That I now have his laptop to read up on all your blogs and start commenting again!!!

Please join me in praising God for His protection and hand on us the last 24 hours!!


Anonymous said...

Wow, what an ordeal! I'm glad you're back home safe and sound :).

Melissa said...

Oh my! Glad you guys are safe! Praise Jesus indeed!

Anonymous said...

OMG I'm sorry! That was probably so scary for you! I'm glad things are working out and your hubby was there. Way to stay positive!!!

Erica said...

Wow! I'm so glad you are okay and that you're home safely. How scary.

Anonymous said...

wow, that's some excitement you didn't need. Glad to hear everyone is ok.

Andrea said...

I'm so glad y'all are okay!!

Hope said...

I am so happy to read that you are not feeling any effects from the incidence! Be careful!

A baby for Al? said...

I'm glad you're safe. It's so scary to hit a deer or be in any care accident for that matter.

Hope there are some little ones snuggled in :-).

Hillary said...

What a scary experience - so glad you are safe!! Thank you Lord!

the misfit said...

That's quite the adventure - car crashes are SO SCARY, even if it's only rear-ending someone at three miles an hour (which I have done). So glad to hear you're safe.

Praying for Hope said...

What a traumatic experience! Yes, it could have been worse - but thankfully wasn't - but it's still a terrible thing to go through. Thank goodness you're back home safe and sound.

Lisa said...

Sooo glad you guys are safe!! Praise the Lord!