Sunday, April 3, 2011

just a reminder

I planned on blogging about my fabulous seven mile run yesterday. How I lost my necklace, but then found it on the side of the road. How my ipod shut off for no reason a half mile in.  How I found a cellphone on a different stretch of road, and got it back to it's owner a few miles later. 





Then I was going to talk about how great it was having my sister Ali here for a visit.  How the kids were having a ball, that the sun was shining, and we planned on grilling steaks and asparagus for dinner.  But then she left to go pick up her boyfriend at the train station, and ten minutes later I got a phone call from a Fireman saying that she had been in a car accident and that I had to go to the Emergency Room.

I'm good about staying in the moment about things, I appreciate my family, friends, and home. But moments like that, when something can change in one single second, puts things into even brighter perspective.

Ali is my baby sister.  She's okay, aside from a broken hand, nasty bruises, and a couple of cuts.  Mike went to the scene of the accident and he saw her car (which Ali gave the name "Penny Lane" to), and it's totaled. Apparently she is very lucky, things could have easily been much worse. 

When we were leaving the ER, I went to get the car, and I realized the ignition key was missing.  I called Mike, and I started bugging out, and got all annoyed until I opened the car door, looked down, and saw it just sitting there on the ground.  I must not have noticed that it had fallen off the keychain. 

When Ali and her boyfriend got in the car, I told them about the key, and I was still annoyed.  Then I realized Ali was sitting next to me in the car, no longer in the ER, and I realized how was lucky I was to be driving her back home.

Perspective. 

38 comments:

Wells L said...

wow! So glad your sister is okay. It seems as if the universe might have been sending you the same message over and over (loose a necklace, get it back - someone else looses their phone, gave it back - loose our key, get it back - and then your sister . . wow!) Perspective, indeed!!! Prayers for her!

Pam said...

Wells L hit the nail on the head.

Wow indeed.

SO, SO, SO glad Ali is okay.

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

So glad your sister and her boyfriend are ok!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

Goodness, I'm so glad Ali is ok.

Copychic said...

So glad she's ok. Great reminder to appreciate the people in our lives.

ajh said...

Glad your sister is okay. It does put things into perspective.

Lisa said...

Wow. How terrifying it must have been for all of you. I hope your sister is okay. Take care. Sending good thoughts your way.

Laura said...

So scary - glad to hear everyone is ok. I don't take any moments for granted anymore..you just never know.

SupermomE12 said...

Thank goodness your sister is ok! That is so very scary.

Susan Fobes said...

This is one call no one wants to get-I'm sorry about her car (I always wanted a bug)but I'm so glad she and her boyfriend are okay.

J said...

SO glad your sister is ok! Those moments in life really put things in perspective. Glad everyone is ok.

Janie B said...

How scary! Hope she's a quick healer, and so glad it wasn't worse. Sometimes perspective is everything.

Carly said...

Glad to hear that your sister is ok! Scary stuff!

Penny said...

Glad you little sis is ok. About your key falling of the keychain. Mine did that recently and I was freaking out. I'm glad you found it.

Terri said...

Like everyone else, I am very glad your sister is okay! Great post about keeping things in perspective!

Colleen said...

I'm so glad that Ali is alright... how scary! I agree with everyone... great reminder about perspective! Hugs to all of you!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

wow. glad she is okay Molly.

Amy said...

Holy smokes. So glad your sister is ok.

Angie Bee said...

really glad she is ok. That kind of story just freaks me out. So delicate and precariously perched life seems sometimes.

H Love said...

so scary!so thankful she is OK!! Reminders to embrace life!

Zoƫ said...

Very scary, Molly! I'm so glad that your lil sis is ok!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am glad to hear she is going to be o k

fancy nancy said...

Oh my goodness!!! I'm so glad she's ok! That deserves an extra sister hug!

Jill @ Run for the Hills said...

Wow Molly. I'm really happy she's ok. I can't imagine getting that kind of phone call.

Jill said...

Oh gosh, things can change in the blink of an eye, huh!?!? I'm so relieved it wasn't much, much worse and I'm so glad you were there for her!! Hope she's feeling back to 100% soon!!!!!!!!!

misszippy said...

How scary for you all. So glad she is ok! Great reminder to everyone of all that is important in life.

Steel Springs said...

I'm so glad that she's okay!

Luke said...

I am glad she is ok.

Iron Mike said...

Go give your sister a few extra hugs!

Johann said...

Glad that this is good news in the end. You are so right…perspective. All the best to all of you!

Mike said...

Molly, I am glad your sister is okay.

J said...

Hey! Yeah i ran the race that was at Mendon Ponds! It was fun - I have run it before, I always forgot how tough the course is though!

Rach said...

I love this post! I love how you spend so much time living in the moment and enjoying life and I especially love how you found some perspective on the situation this weekend. I'm so glad your sister is okay!

kristen said...

I'm so glad she is ok. Those moments are so scary. And you need to get a better keychain. Keys should not be falling off like that.

Caratunk Girl said...

I am so happy to hear Ali is OK. SO SCARY.

Heather said...

Wow! that must've been so scary!! so glad to hear that she is okay! things can happen so quickly and life can change in an instance.

Rae said...

I am so glad your sister is ok!

Lindsey said...

I'm so happy to hear that your sister is ok!!