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.