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There's Rock Bottom, 50 Feet of Crap, Then Me

Ok, the title of this post might be just a little dramatic, but I couldn't resist a good Friends quote.

To say that the last 11 days have been tough is quite the understatement. As I mentioned on Friday, we lost my Mimi one week and then our dog JoJo the next. And I was/still am heartbroken. In fact, returning to our house without JoJo was so tough. I still find myself thinking about letting him outside and then remember that he's not here, or I'll go upstairs and expect to find him waiting for me at the top of the stairs. Its tough, but each day gets a little easier. I wasn't prepared to hurt as much as I am over a pet, but as I'm sure many of you know, pets are family. Losing JoJo was tough because he was like a child to me; he needed me. I miss him like crazy. So yeah, I've been super emotional over losing Mimi and JoJo, death is just tough.

And then yesterday, another blow happened. Baby K and I were rear ended as we were on our way to church. Luckily we both are just fine, but it was extremely scary to get in a car accident with a six month old baby. She started crying on impact because I'm sure she was scared (I sure was), but calmed down after a few minutes. Tolar and I took her to the hospital to get her checked out just to be safe and luckily they said she was just fine. There are a few scrapes on my car and we will take it to an auto body shop today for a full inspection. I'm fine, just have a very sore back and neck. We were definitely protected during the crash - it could have been a lot worse. We were traveling on the highway, not stopped. I keep going over "what could have happened" scenarios in my head and just cry out in praise that Baby K and I are both ok.

I still have no clue why my family is under attack and why we have had to endure so much pain in the past few days, but I will not let our situations get the better of me. I know God is with me every step of the way, His hands are protecting me just like He did during the car accident. I'm expecting great things to come of this! Through our trials, He makes us stronger. I'm choosing to believe that He is making me a stronger person so I can be a shining example for my daughter. To show my daughter that through everything, even sadness and multiple bad situations God is still supreme. I am choosing to remember fun memories with my Mimi full of laughter, cute JoJo turning in circles and realizing that today's car accident was just a blip in the road we call life. Things could be worse, I know that. I certainly won't list the possible ways they could be worse, but I know that through it all I'm still lucky.

I don't want to say that I wish 2013 would hurry up and end because 2013 hasn't been a bad year. I mean, Baby K was born - that is amazing! But the last 2 weeks of December have been pretty crappy. So January, hurry up and come on! I sure hope you are bringing some amazing things my way.

10 comments

  1. Lindsay I'm so glad you and Baby K are alright! I would have been scared to death too! You are right, God is supreme and there is a plan behind all this. Praying for peace and comfort for your family!!

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  2. You guys will get through all of this together. After our cat Ollie passed away I would go home and look for him on my parents' bed. I still do sometimes and that was over a year ago that he passed. You know how they say things happen in 3's? Well, I think the fender bender was your #3. Hang in there Bestie! muah xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  3. God's making room for an AWESOME 2014! P.S., Love the Friends quote...I'm a huge Friends fanatic so I got it :) "Isn't that just kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck fantastic?" Truly a great episode :)

    Sending you so much love!!!!!! God's got it!

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  4. I so sorry all these bad thing keep happening to you. Sending prayers your family way. I'm so happy to hear you and your daughter are ok.

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  5. so thankful you and K are okay - hang in there dear :)

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  6. I am so so sorry friend. I can't even imagine what you're going through.... I feel like our health has been under attack the past few days and it's taking a lot for me not to sob crying bc I physically can't handle the pain. But in all hard things, this too shall pass. Praise God you and K were not hurt yesterday!! I'm sure that was incredibly scary :( praying for comfort and healing from your losses

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  7. thinking of and praying for you lindsay. i'm so sorry it has been such a rough month.

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  8. Yeah I know how scary it is I was rear ended when Blain was a baby no one was hurt but it did scare the hell out of me and his mum.

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  9. I am so glad you are okay! I am so sorry you are going through this storm but I think it's awesome that you can still see that God is walking through it with you and keep your chin up! I am in awe of you! Sending lots of love and prayers to you, and praying for a beautiful peaceful start to 2014! Happy New Year friend!

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