Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I appreciate every moment, but every now and then you get a reminder.



Our holiday weekend started off on a good note.  Mike came home a a little early, and we went to pick up our "new to us" car:





It had very low mileage, and it was in great condition.  I decided to make a trip to B.J.'s (on a Friday night) in order to take it for a test drive.

Saturday was sunny, and relatively warm.  Frank and I went for a run, and I felt a taste of spring in the air.  I was feeling happy and optimistic about the direction our lives seemed to be going in.  With Easter coming I truly felt a sense of new beginnings and hope.

We colored Easter Eggs, Mike and the kids made their entries for the family "ugly egg contest", and made plans to go out to a local pub to watch the S.U. game with my brothers and sisters in law.  We headed to the outside bar, along with four flat screens, we got there early enough to stake out a spot in the sunshine.  It was sooooo nice to be outside, in March, in Syracuse!  The game was great, and S.U. is in the Final Four Baby!

Easter morning the kiddo's got up extra early, which as every parent knows, should be expected on a holiday/weekend and not on a school day.

They were happy with what the Easter Bunny left: chocolate, a Skylander for Luke, and lip gloss for Miss E.




Monday the kiddo's had play dates they hung out with their friends, Luke then went on a sleepover, Miss E had her BFF over to our house to sleep.  Tuesday I did a double take when I woke up, to see six inches of new snow, although it is technically spring.

We felt a movie day was in order so we headed to the mall to see The Croods (two thumbs up), hit the arcade, then headed home.

Mike came home from work, and realized he forgot to get gas on his way home.  Instead of rushing around in the morning, he decided to go back out with Luke to fill up the tank.

Then, I got a phone call from an unknown cell number, which was a flashback to the call I got when my sister Ali was in a car accident.   Looking back, it was the same exact day, exactly two years ago.

It was from Mike, he and Lukie were involved in an accident, but God was watching over them.





They walked away from the car.




They are both banged up, but nothing too serious.


We always hear, or read the sayings that people post on facebook, how to appreciate each moment and seize the day when it takes hold of you.

I thought that I did, and I realized I still do.

You never know what can happen in an instant.

So appreciate and love every second you have of this thing that we call life.*

I do.


*didn't mean to quote Prince, but I kind of did.

27 comments:

MCM Mama said...

How scary! Glad that they are ok! {{{HUGS}}}

Zaneta said...

Wow... How scary! a little weird too that it was on the same day...
I am so glad they are both ok!!

Jill said...

Oh gosh, Molly - I am so sorry about Mike's accident...but as you said, so glad he came out uninjured. The car can be replaced (a client of mine bought a new BMW and 10 hours later, it was totaled. Hit and run driver hit her and they never caught the guy). Big hugs to you, big!!!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

so glad they were able to walk away! how scary for you all

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am glad that everyone walked away ok!!

J said...

Scary but so glad they are ok. They definitely had guardian angles with them!

giraffy said...

I'm so glad they are both okay! Hopefully the insurance will be easy to deal with!

Runners Fuel said...

WOW!! I'm glad nothing serious happen to them!!!

Evolving Through Running said...

Man ... that looks really bad. Very glad nobody was seriously injured. Considering the photo, that's truly amazing.

fancy nancy said...

Oh my word!! How scary! I'm so glad they are both ok...such a blessing! You're right...life gets going at a clip and you tend to forget the blessings in your life. HUGS!!

James Ford said...

So glad everyone walked away! God is Good!

Black Knight said...

Glad nothing serious happened. When I was 20 I destroyed my Volkswagen Maggiolino.
Have a good week end.

Teamarcia said...

Oh wow how scary! Thank heavens Mike and Luke are ok.

Suz and Allan said...

So glad they are ok!

Lois B said...

Well said, Molly. I'm so glad they're OK.

Colleen said...

Molly I'm just catching up on blogging and I came across this. I'm so sorry that this happened, but I'm glad that they are alright! God was definitely watching over the two of them that day. xo

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TriMOEngr said...

Oh wow! That is a gnarly looking accident. Glad your boys are ok. How scary! I had a moment like this on Sunday when I nearly got plowed over by a car that spun out of control when I was on my bike ride. For sure I came home and hugged my whole family and thanked the Lord I was allowed to return to them in one piece.

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