Everything can change in the blink of an eye.

I think you all know that I am a little bit beyond obsessed with these little kiddos…..sometimes I forget that they aren’t actually my own children.

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Billy and I got one of those phone calls yesterday (you know, the ones that make your heart stop and make you want to pass out a little bit).

All we knew was that my nephew and his father were in a car accident going freeway speeds (on the freeway) on their way to Salt Lake City.

This was their car:

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Luckily, everyone is okay (because they were wearing their seat belts) and my best little buddy only suffered a concussion and a wicked black eye (it has now five times that size).

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I don’t normally share personal family situations on the blog but I talked to my sister and asked if it was okay to tell you about the what happened for two reasons.

1.  Wear your seat belt.  That is what saved my lil’ best friend.  The thought of what would have happened if HE didn’t decide to buckle up makes me absolutely sick.  I am a drivers ed teacher and I am realizing that what I teach everyday in the classroom is something I should be spreading to other people too (via the blog).

2.  Nothing else in the world matters except for people.  It is amazing how a situation in which you feel as though you may have lost someone close to you makes you realize that any silly problem in your life really does not even come close to mattering.

All I know is that my family means more to me than anything.

I told him that I am his servant for the week…..if he wants a donut, he will have a donut.  If he wants a new nintendo or something he will have it.

I think he is most bummed about not being able to be physically active for a while (doctors orders)…….he and his sisters love jumping from bed to bed and I guess that isn’t a good idea when you have suffered a concussion.

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Have you ever been in a car accident?

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Reading this gave me the chills! It drives me nuts when people refuse to buckle up their seatbelt in the front seat–> nobody is invincible! SO happy that your nephew made it, gosh thinking of you and your family! The thought alone must be so nauseating. I hope he milks having his aunt for a servant for the week :-)!

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Oh my goodness that car is a mess! THANK GOD THEY ARE OKAY! I’m so sorry that is one of the worst phone calls… I still have a wicked concussion after my accident back in June, but that wasnt from a car crash… Hopefully the lil guy will feel better soon!!

I think lots of ice cream is in order…I hear that heals things fastest

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Thank GOD he is ok!!! That is so scary. My mom was in a car accident when my sister and I were 5 and 3 years old. We skidded on sand and crashed into a telephone pole, which subsequently fell on top of the car. I was the only one who had my seatbeat on, and I was fine, but my mom suffering cuts and bruises on her face from hitting the steering wheel, and my sister cracked her skull. We had to spend a few days in the hospital, but thankfully everyone was ok despite these minor injuries. I cannot imagine ever losing someone I loved so much, and I am really glad you posted this today!

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I am SO GRATEFUL to read that both of them are okay!! Seriously so glad to hear that they are okay!!!
I was in a car accident once, it was the first day of classes my sophomore year of college. My dad was showing me a different way to get home from campus(I lived at home that year) and it was sort of raining. The other driver, serrved into our lane, went left of center, and the next thing I knew I was closing my eyes, hands pushed against my body and was praying so hard for my dad and myself. My car got totaled. We walked away with a bruise on my dad’s chest from the seat belt and I had a bruised rib. The officers and everyone was saying we should have been dead because of how the impact was. I know for a fact that the Lord was over both of us. The driver had a broken arm, and did something to her back as well.

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Oh my gosh! How scary! I am so glad everybody is okay though :)

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Glad everyone is okay! Seat belts are life savers!

When I was in high school I was in an accident and ended up with a broken nose the week before my junior prom. The pictures are hilarious…I look like a tranny with all the makeup on to cover the bruises, they didn’t do the best job either because you can still kinda tell.

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Oh my Janae!! Thank goodness everyone is okay! Angels were surely looking over your dad and nephew! Seatbelts, SEATBELTS!!

I’ve never been in a car accident but, my husband has and it was scary! Life is precious and family is everything so, let’s not take our blessings for granted!!

luv ya girlie!! BTW vinegar is really good for your nephews eye. It will help with bruising and swelling. I know it doesn’t smell good but, it really helps! :)

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Bless his sweet little heart, this made my heart jump. Thank the sweet Lord that he was wearing his seat belt and that he will be okay. Tell him blog readers from Florida will be praying for him today!

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Holy moly, bess their heart! Thank goodness they were all wearing their seatbelts. I know so many people think they are invincible behind the wheel, but an accident can happen so quickly. I’ll be praying for your family!
I’ve been in a fender bender, but it was still so scary. I was shaking for a few hours and was scared to drive for the next week or so.

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i am so glad to hear they are okay!! Please keep us posted. Saying some prayers now!

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Oh no! I’ll be praying for ya’ll!!! So glad that they’re ok though!

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So glad that they are OK!

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Oh my! SO frightening! I am so glad they are both OK. Really a miracle, when you see what the car looks like!

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So glad they are okay girl!

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Thanks heavens they are both okay. Thank you so much for the praise of seatbelts. They are so incredibly important, and so many more people than you would imagine don’t use them. They saved my life in high school and I am blessed every day because of it. Many prayers on their speedy recovery.

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Omg! So scary.

My boyfriend (now husband) was in a bad car crash 3 years ago around Christmas (his truck flipped multiple times) & thank god he was wearing his seat belt. It was so scary getting that call — like you said, it changes your perspective on everything. Seat belts are so important!

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I am so glad everyone is okay. I’ve never been in a car accident, praise the Lord, and hope to never be in one. Tell your nephew I hope he heals quickly!

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Oh no, Janae! I’m so glad they are all okay!!!!

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Wow my heart just stopped a little bit too. It’s crazy how reading your blog for so long now has made me feel close to your family too! I’m so happy the little guy is okay. Hope his father is okay too. They are lucky to have such a great family to support them while they recover. I have never been in a car accident and hope I never have to experience it. I will keep your family in my prayers. Keep us posted on their recovery! xoxo

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I’m SO glad to hear that they are both okay. That was a very scary picture, and you are right, there is nothing more important in this world than people and situations like this definitely wake you up to realize that!!

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OMG I freaked out when I saw that car picture – SO GLAD everyone is ok!!!!!!!!!! And I bet with you as his servant your nephew will recover before he has too much time to miss bed-jumping shenanigans :-)

And yes! Seatbelts!! I have friends who get in my car and try to get away with not wearing them – I refuse to put my foot on the gas pedal until they’re buckled up!

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I am SO glad he is safe!! God was watching out for him!!! Family is so important and I think we tend to take them for granted a lot of the time…thank goodness for seatbelts. I ALWAYS buckle up and make sure anyone in the car with me does as well.

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I’m so glad your family is ok! That’s awful, but thank goodness for seatbelts!

I’ve been in a couple rear-ending situations, but no major crashes (fingers crossed), but I always wear a seatbelt. I’m a nut about people in my car wearing them too.

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This post just gave me goosebumps, Janae… I am so sorry that happened to your family, but SO glad everyone is okay. You are such a wonderful person and one of the most genuine people I’ve come across… and you deserve nothing but good things!! Thanks for reminding me just how important our loved ones are too us…. this post really hit home for me.

PS: I ALWAYS wear my seatbelt.
PPS: Do you also teach your students not to TEXT and drive? My parents got in an accident last year because someone texting drove into them on the highway (they were fine though)

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Oh my dear HRG – how lucky you and your family are. I cried through this whole post just thinking of what could have been…. So glad everyone is okay.

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Oh my gosh, I’m so glad everyone is okay! That is so scary. And you’re absolutely right…it’s the people that are in your life that matter the most.

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Oh my gosh, so glad everyone is ok! I’ve never been in a severe accident like that just some fender bender stuff when people have rear ended me. I always wear my seat belt!

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Yes, thankfully nothing serious. My brother was almost killed however, and he was NOT wearing his belt. I was so scared/mad you can’t imagine. Family is too important.

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Oh my goodness! I am so glad everyone is safe, that can be so scary. I’ve only been in one serious accident and it was when I was very young. Fortunately my father and I were belted in so we were fine but the car didn’t fare so well. But nobody cared about the car, like you said, it is only people that matter.

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Wow, I’m so glad he’s ok!

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Oh my, oh my. I am so glad that everyone is OK. Looking at that car made my stomach drop.

I was in a car accident just about two years ago. I was hit from behind. Her car was totaled but my car just had a few scratches. Even that it was a minor accident, it scared the heck out of me. I cried like a baby so I can only imagine how your family feels. Sending healing thoughts to your nephew and his dad.

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I’m so sorry to hear of this Janae! How scary… I’m glad he’s okay though. He and your nieces are so stinkin’ cute.

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So glad everyone is ok! Take care of that little guy….life is so precious.

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I am so glad they are both ok!!!

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So true!
Hope he doesn’t run you to ragged being his servant :)

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Oh my goodness–I’m so glad everyone is ok! It’s so hard to see children in pain or hurt, and when they can’t have fun playing like normal it breaks my heart. Thanks for sharing the message, and I hope everyone who reads this takes it as a little reminder to ALWAYS buckle up!

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That’s so scary….
SO glad to hear everyone is okay though :)

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Oh goodness Janae, how scary! :( So glad that they are all okay though. I know what you mean about loving nieces and nephews like they are your own because I feel the exact same way. I know you will be the sweetest aunt ever and spoil him with all kinds of good stuff this week!

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So scary, glad everyone is okay! Wishing the little man a speedy recovery!
I was in on minor car accident when we rolled the SUV out camping, really not an accident, and everyone was fine.

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SO glad that everyone’s ok, Janae!! Feed that boy some ice cream …maybe some comic books (do kids still read comic books?)

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OMG I am so glad everyone is ok. Poor guy. Give him 5 donuts!!! from me :D I totally agree seatbelts are important I always wear mine. that looks like a nasty accident. I have been in an accident. One that was my fault involving 3 cars. There was a cop right there so I didn;t get charge /w reckless driving b/c he saw the car in front cut my off and slam on the brakes to do a left turn…..otherwise rear-ends always look really bad …..another car got involved when I tried to avoid hitting the car in front.

Car was a write-off I was a college student at the time. I bought the cheapest car I could afford; a 2 door 97 cavalier and I still drive it till today :P I wish I still had my mazda :(

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So glad everyone is ok.

I was in a bad car accident a few years ago, and was very lucky that I was wearing my seatbelt. Before the accident I didn’t always wear it, but I learned my lesson and wear it all the time now.

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Wow, I’m so glad he is ok. I can’t even imagine getting a call like that. I would be a mess.

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Janae, when I saw the title of your post my heart stopped.
I’m so happy your brother in law and nephew are ok. Praise the Lord!!!
I ALWAYS wear my seat belt. I’ve never really been in a car accident (more than a fender bender). My husband (before we met) was in a really bad car accident.
He had to have his spleen removed and he has a large scar on his head and you guessed it NO seatbelt!
My son is almost 4 and in a booster seat. He sometimes unbuckles himself. He knows he HAS to be buckled at all times. We immediately pull over if this happens.

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oh wow, janae! so glad to hear they are safe. and yes, i totally agree about the seatbelts. i don’t start driving tell everyone has their’s on. prayers for a quick recovery!

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Family is everything! I’m happy to hear everyone is okay. I agree sometimes in situations where you feel you might have lost someone close to you makes you value them that much more. Thanks for sharing such a personal and touching story!

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Omgoodness, my heart stopped a little with the title of the post, but I am so happy your family is OK and that they are doing well considering the situation. Those calls are never the expected or wanted ones…I have only been in one serious accident and came out on the good side, the car not so much…glad everyone is OK

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OMG! So scary. Being a mom, I worry about that all the time. I am so grateful that everyone in your family is okay.

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Holy cow!! I was in an accident back in high school, my friend was driving and all I can say is thank goodness for airbags. I have been hit buy another driver twice within the last year and a half by someone who wasn’t paying attention. The most recent a few weeks ago and my daughter was in the car. I have become a very paranoid driver lately but nothing as serious as that picture. So scary!!

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Wow. So glad they are ok. Poor little guy with his eye, not to mention the concussion. You are so right, though–it’s people that makes life what it is, nothing else.

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OMG, Janae! I am so thankful that they were okay. Seeing that car gave me chills. Loved ones are really all that matters!

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oh my gosh, Janae. so glad everyone is alright! that is super scary. I still remember when my mom was in a car accident when I was little. uuugghh :(

I’ve got an e-mail comin’ atcha soon. ;)

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Thank goodness everyone is alright – that wreck of a car gave me chills.

Hope the little ‘un is back to bouncing all over the beds and fully recovered soon.

xxx

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AMEN-to everything you said!
I was in a car accident shortly after I was married. It was a head on at a low rate of speed (ahem, was NOT my fault). I was actually on my way to pick up my wedding photos and the collision smashed my diamond in on my ring. Everyone was ok but I was ringless and pictureless for awhile!! FYI, it sounds like that day was an omen or something, but we’re still married going on 13 years :)
Sooo glad your family was ok!!

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wow! I’m so glad to hear that they are ok!! My twin was in a car accident a few years ago during one of my college basketball games and I didn’t find out til the game was over… it made me sick to my stomach…
She had to have some glass removed from her face and some stitches and her back had to be realigned but she was alive which I am so thankful for!!
I will be praying that he has a quick recovery! :)

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My heart stopped when I saw the picture of the car! Oh, Janae! I am SOOOOOO thankful they are okay. Thinking of you and your family and sending love your way! You are right – family (people) is the only thing that matters.

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my heart stopped a little while reading this..oh gosh. i’m so glad everyone is okay! its true..things can really change in the blink of an eye :(

i’ve never been in a car accident, but the dangers of driving in Jersey are serious, lol. People are really crazy on the highways so I def get scared out there sometimes. always always wear your seatbelt!

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I am so so thankful that he is okay. I could not imagine being in your position or getting that phone call. Part of my favorite Brett Dennen song says “Blessed is this life, and I’m gonna celebrate being alive” so I’m going to take a moment to jump on my bed for him today, laugh as loud as I can, and be grateful for family and friends (both blog and IRL). Blessings to your family and big hugs to your sister! P.S. Should we start a donut donation for him? ;)

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I am really glad everyone is okay! Car accidents are terrifying.

I got into an awful car accident my freshman year of college. I hydroplaned down a mountain with 2 of my friends in the car. We spun clockwise and then counterclockwise trying to get the car under control and we finally hit a guardrail which stopped us. We were very fortunate because if we had landed any further down, we could have tumbled right off the side. It was the scariest moment of my life. I remember getting out of the car and laying down in the pouring rain and being so so thankful for my life. Two men stopped to help us and I was also truly grateful for the kindness of strangers.

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Janae this is an AMAZING post. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing such an important lesson with HRG readers.

In 2003 I was in a serious car accident and I was not wearing my seatbelt. I was amazingly lucky because I only suffered a laceration to my head (which luckily started right behind my hairline) and needed 38 staples to fix it. I have permanent problems with short term memory and went through some physio/massage for my upper back/neck. A very small price to pay, since my doctor told me it was a MIRACLE that I was not paralyzed.

I was not the type to blow off wearing my seatbelt. I was in a car with my girlfriends on a residential road and had taken it off for a moment to pass something to a friend in the front passenger seat (we were in a van). In that small amount of time, a car that was street racing bounced off the car they were racing with and came head-on into us.

These days I never, ever, ever get into a car without immediately putting on my seatbelt. I won’t even sit in a parked car without it on. It’s just become automatic. I cannot stress enough how important it is.

And again, thank you soooo much for sharing. I am so so so so glad your nephew and bro-in-law are safe!

xoxo
Sherri

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Thank God they are okay. So scary :(

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So glad to see he’s O.K.! Car accidents are scary things even for adults; he’s so brave! I was in one right after college, and had I not been wearing a seat belt, I wouldn’t be typing this right now…. thanks for posting!!

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Oh my goodness, I”m SO glad that your nephew & his Dad were ok! That is SUPER scary…thank goodness they were wearing seatbelts! They really are life saving. I always wear my seat belt…you NEVER know when something bad could happen. :/ It’s scary out there on the roads!!
Hope they continue to heal! Xo

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OH MY! Super CRZY scary! Thank God everyone is ok. I got a little choked up there looking at his eye :( OUCH

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Janae, I’m so glad to hear your family is safe! My heart stopped for a second when I read you got one of “those” phone calls. You are so so right that nothing really matters but the people you love. Two of my brothers were in a car accident about 10 years ago and for sure one of them would have died if he weren’t wearing his seat belt. As it was, his nose and cheekbone were smashed and he has metal rods in his face to this day. I was a teenager and in one of those angry at everyone, particularly my family phases, but when we got the news they were in the hospital I thought I was going to die. Just thinking about it is making me tear up;( I hope you get to spend extra time with your family this week and treasure them up!

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In high school, I was heading home (I was driving home from a football game, rushing to get home for my curfew) and in my haste to get home, I wasn’t as attentive to the road as I should have been and swerved for a dog that ran out in front of me.

I ended up hitting the ditch and rolling my dad’s huge truck about 20 times. I was able to crawl out from under the steering wheel with only a cut on my back (that has since healed into a scar that looks like a dog’s head, ironic? yeah.) and I got home to get cleaned up and call the police/fire department and my mom just started sobbing.

I survived b/c I had on my seatbelt. When I arrived back at the truck, all the firemen were there and they were saying “Get the jaws of life and get her out, where’s the body? do you see it?” they were so convinced I had died. I think God was really looking out for me and has a bigger plan. Every since that moment, I try to really live every. single. day as if it were my last because someday it will be.

You’re so right. Life isn’t about us, it’s about others, I’m so glad your little buddy is going to be ok!!!

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Thank God they are ok! Wishing him a speedy recovery!

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Awww Janae! So glad your fam is ok…..thank you for sharing…:)

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So so glad they are okay and thank you for spreading the word and sharing the story. As you may know my brother was killed in a car accident and wow how one simple accident can change your life. Life is not about running. Life is about people and being the best YOU that you can be each and every day.

Our accomplishments do not define us. It is how we treat others and respond to lifes events that define what kind of person we really are. Love you Janae!!

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Oh geez Janae, that’s just the worst feeling ever. I’m so glad that everyone is alright. One time when I was a kid my family went to a lake for a day of swimming, and my little sister and I were playing a game sort of like tag in the water, but with some underwater swimming involved. Anyway, I ended up not being able to find my sister, and the water was really murky and I was so scared that she had become snagged on something underwater or stayed under too long. I was sick with fear, calling her name, not finding her. It was one of the worst moments of my life. Turns out, she had just swum a long way off and there were a lot of people around so I couldn’t see her and everything was fine. But man, those moments.

Thanks for sharing. It’s always good to be reminded of how important the people in your life are.

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I’m so glad everyone was OK! I have thankfully never been in more than a fender bender, but my “little” sister (who just turned 21) was in a horrible accident about 3 years ago. She was driving home late, was tired and not wearing her seatbelt – she fell asleep at the wheel and the truck she was driving veered off the road, she woke up as it was going off the road and struggled to correct it…and sent the truck spinning. It rolled 3-4 times before finally coming to rest, with my sister partially ejected from the vehicle. It was on a country road, so it took a while before a passing car saw her (both she and her boyfriend’s cell phones were dead) and called for help. When the EMT’s finally arrived they said she was literally in her final minutes as she’d been partially ejected out the back windows and had major bleeding/trauma. She was rushed to the hospital and was in the ICU for a couple weeks and had numerous surgeries (she shattered her pelvis and 1 of her hip sockets, broke her leg in a few places and had innumerable lacerations…the ICU surgeon who worked on her the first night said he lost track of how many sutures he used). After ICU she was in inpatient rehab for about a month, and will have to have a full hip replacment down the line as there wasn’t enough existing bone left to re-build things long term.
Bottom line? Wear your seatbelt, don’t drive if you’re tired, and always have your cell phone charged/let people know where you’re going!

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Oh, Janae! My heart stopped when I saw that car! I’m so glad that they were safe. He’s a lucky little dude.

We’re nothing without the people we love. I lost my cousin very suddenly when I was 17 years old. She was my best friend and we were raised together (she was 9 months older), and my heart has never completely healed from that. But it has made me love the people closest to me fiercely because we never know in life what will happen.

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I am SO glad everyone is OK!! Goodness, how scary. It makes me want to call up my nieces and nephew and give them phone hugs, even if they are a few states away.

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Sending so many prayers and hugs to your lil’ best friend, his father, you, your sister, and everyone! Nothing matters but family :) Thanks for spreading the message about seat belts – if only everyone would wear them! Thank goodness they were wearing them! (Extra hugs to you!)

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WOW! Talk about getting that sick feeling in your stomache! Poor kid! I’m really glad everyone is okay. I have two kids and if I lost either of them, my husband would have to put me in a mental institution.

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Glad everyone is ok.
I know he will appreciate you pampering, hugs, and love even more this week.

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Those serious posts about family are always so difficult to write, but the lesson you learn…to make sure your family knows how much you love and appreciate them each day…are important to share.

Happy to hear everyone is okay and will be back jumping on the bed in no time!

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Reading your post compels me to write my first comment on your blog!

It is ironic you posted this story, even though it is an unfortunate circumstance. I never experienced a car accident until this weekend. A drunk driver in an SUV slammed into the back of my sedan while I was stopped at a red light. For this situation, I was so thankful my friends and I weren’t hurt and by the grace of God an emergency vehicle was in the lane next to us as well as an officer ending her shift. They were witnesses to the awful condition this man was in and he should have never been driving that car.

I’m so thankful your family is ok. Getting in a car accident was always by biggest fear. Since I encountered it, I am even more thankful for my family, friends and our health. After the accident, I wondered if this topic is one that should be posted on a healthy living blog and I definitely think it is. I’m thankful you shared your family’s experience so others can learn from it and carefully consider the choices they make every day, which can affect others unexpectedly.

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OH wow. Girl. I am so sorry to hear about their accident, but OH so glad they’re okay!

My dad sees people ALL the time who have suffered major brain injury/damage (he is a Neurosurgeon), because they did NOT wear their seatbelt. SO needless to say I have never not worn my seatbelt (it saved my and my sister’s lives as well in an accident), and I have never smoked <—he sees people's rotten brains because of that too!

SO true–people matter MOST!

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wow, that is really scary!
I have been in 5 car accidents (yes, hard to believe!), but none of them were as serious as this one, although I have officially totalled 3 cars. You know the worst part? according to the police reports, every single one of those accidents was the other driver’s fault…talk about bad luck.
Anyway, every since my last car accident (more than 10 years) ago I haven’t been able to drive on the highway. I get panic attacks the moment I find my self on a busy road, and it has gotten so bad, that just being a passenger in a car on the highway gives me panic attacks :(

Anyway, enough about me. I am so glad to hear your little nephew and your brother in law made it through with so little damage. Go and spend as much time with them as possible for the next couple of weeks! I’m sure your sister is totally freaked out.

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Janae, I am so glad that your nephew and his dad are ok. My friend died in a car accident and part of the reason was because he didn’t have his seatbelt on. I always say “seatbelt’s save lives” whenever someone drives in my car with me. It annoys people especially my little cousins but I do it anyways. It really is true. Thank you for sharing this, I’m sure people will think twice before they even consider not buckling up. Its such a simple thing.. there should be NO question! I’ve been in a couple accidents where someone rear ended me but nothing too serious thank God.

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Oh my gosh! I am sooooo glad they are ok!!! What a great Auntie you are! Spoil him rotten :) :)

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Oh Janae! My eyes filled with tears instantly reading this…I will be praying for them and your sister, she must be so shaken up…but I am so glad that everyone is okay, we all need to always remember how precious our lives and family are!

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So glad everyone was okay! Not having a seatbelt in a car is not something to mess with…I’ve never been in a crash, but in high school one two of my good friends were killed in a car crash (2 separate accidents), then my freshman year of college my mom called me at 6am to tell me that another two of my friends had died in a car crash that nights. The weird part is it was all on the same road. We all live in the suburbs that you have to take a super windy road to get down to and it’s easy to lose control.

So I’m really happy everyone was alright<3

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Keeping you all in my prayers.

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So glad he’s okay! That is terrifying. A few years ago my uncle was in an absolutely terrible accident. A teen driver was texting and driving and ended up causing my uncle to hit another car in his truck. He was fine, but the two other men in the car were killed- they both left wives and children behind. It was terrible. Driving is so scary. In fact, they made a movie about the situation for the State of Utah that is supposed to be shown in every driver’s ed. class. Have you seen it?

Anyway… I guess what I’m saying is that you are totally right. NOTHING is more important than the people in our lives.

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Oh my Gosh thank God they are okay!!!! I hope he feels better soon! Thank you so much for sharing this. I have lost very close friends and family from car accidents and it is one of the scariest things in the world. I have been in an accident myself but I was totally fine and no one else was hurt my car was just messed up. I’m SO happy they are ok!

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Oh my Lord. So so so thankful all are well. It’s obvious your family is THE most important thing to you. Moments like these remind us to be oh so appreciative of people in our lives. Hugs to your family!!!

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Wow that car does not look good, I am so glad they are okay! So scary!

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I’m so glad to hear everyone is OK! Seatbelts are a definite must!

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Goodness sake, that is awful. I am glad they are ok. I will pray for a quick recovery and for that little guy to stay still while his body heals. I better do a double prayer that is probably gonna be really hard for him. :-)
Doughnuts, ice cream, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls,etc, should speed up the healing process.

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I am so sorry about your family’s car accident!!!!!
I am a nurse in a Trauma ICU and I am saddened every day by the way that life just changes in the blink of an eye after car accidents. Your family is SO smart to have worn seatbelts, they probably saved their lives.

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How scary! I’m glad he’s OK! I have another lesson – slow down and don’t be in such a rush! I was driven off a highway once b/c someone switched into my lane, I lost control of the car and panicked. Luckily my husband took control of the wheel and everything was OK in the end.

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That’s so freaky!!!!! I’m so thankful everyone was okay!! Have fun being a servant. I good reminder to buckle up and love lots!

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I am SO happy they were OK. I know how that feels…I was working in Seattle about 6 years ago when I got a call that my parents were in a car accident…my heart dropped and I started crying…they were OK (because of seat belts) but that is a horrible feeling. It totally reminds you that our lives here are not forever and every single second needs to be filled with joy, happiness, love and family!

xoxo from Trinidad

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Thank goodness they are okay! I just starting crying reading this because these situations make you think about what the important things really are…

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I’m so glad everyone is okay!

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EEK! Oh my word, he must have some awesome guardian angel! Thank goodness he’s okay and able to brag about his “battle wounds” at school!

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Oh my goodness, Janae! I’m so thankful he is OK and was wearing his seat belt. He’s blessed to have an aunt like you! And he looks a lot like you in my opinion. What a precious little guy! I’ll keep him in my prayers for a speedy recovery…with lots of donuts. Love you! xoxo

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So glad to hear that your family made it out okay. What a scary thing to go through! I have two little nephews, and I would just flip out if anything happened to them

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Oh my gosh, I’m so glad your family is okay! I will pray that they heal up quickly! Thanks for sharing with us!

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i hope you give him our best wishes! he is adorable and so sweet.. just wants to jump on the bed after just being in such a serious accident?! thank god he’s ok.. xx

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I’m so glad they were OK!

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I’m so glad they were OK!

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WOW! That is so scary, I actually teared up while reading this post, sending my love to your family <3 :).

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I’m so glad that everyone made it out ok. That is so terrifying!

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I am so happy your nephew is okay! He is so lucky to only have minor injuries by the looks of that car! Yowza. Seatbelts are so important. Safety first!

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I’m so glad they are both okay! <3333

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Oh my gosh, look at that car. Wow, so glad to hear everything is okay! And you are right, it is SO easy to get caught up in life, worried about this and that. All you need is a snap back to reality to remember what really matters. Fetch the boy a cupcake!

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Oh Janae, so glad he is ok. I work in the insurance industry and have seen some horrific things- some that will stay in my mind forever. So glad they were seatbelted and will heal!! Everyone should always, always, always wear a seatbelt! Praise god that your little man is a-ok!

Now that he knows he is ok he should tell everyone that he got in a fight with the car. And if they think he looks bad they should see the other guy :)

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My heart skipped a few beats reading this…. I was so scared to scroll down! I am so happy and relieved that they’re all okay!! Give him a big cuddle from all of us in internet-land…. creepy though that might sound hahaha.

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So happy your family that everyone walked away safely! I was just in an accident last week, my first as a driver. While I keep complaining about my broken car and dealing with the insurance company… I have to keep reminding myself that I should just be thankful and feel blessed that no one was hurt. People are the only things that aren’t replaceable. PS- I never let anyone in my car if they won’t buckle up!

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Oh my goodness, that car is just smashed, I’m so glad they are okay! What a close call and you are so right, nothing matters more in this world than people. Everything else can take a backseat to the people that matter the most to you.

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THANK GOD everyone is ok!!! that is the scariest thing ever! praying for the little guy’s quick recoveryyyyyyy!

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Oh my goodness! I’m so glad they’re ok!! Hope they heal up and feel better soon!! xo

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I’m glad that your family is ok now (except for their bruises). I’m close to my family too and I can’t imagine something bad happening to them :(

I’ve come close to getting in a car accident, I had to swerve really crazy to avoid it. I had to pullover right after because I was shaking of thinking of what could have happened. So scary!

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Yikes that’s scary! Glad to hear everyone is alright, I don’t know what I would do if my kiddos were in an accident!

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Lots of love and hugs and prayers to your whole family! So glad to hear that everyone is okay. Those phone calls are the absolute worst… I’m sorry you had to be on the receiving end of one. Thinking of you!

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Oh gosh, I am SO glad everyone is okay! That is super scary!!! I have been in a few accidents, the last one I was driving alone and it was really scary, but I walked out okay. It really makes you think though, like is so precious. Thank God your family is alright, lots of hugs!

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so glad everyone is okay…wise words of wisdom friend…people are so precious!!!!!!

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Thank God everyone is okay!!!!!! I would be spoiling him too!! Yes! I was t-boned when someone ran a red light abut 6 years ago. The Highway Patrol said just 2 inches and I would have been gone. I walked away without even a scratch

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Wow just now reading this post. I am so sorry to learn of this terrible accident. I am thanking God right now that your nephew and his dad were OK. That is the scariest thing on earth and I know God was watching over them that day.

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That is so so scary! My oldest daughter was in a car accident almost 3 years ago with her grandparents, and I nearly threw up when I got the call! Thank goodness everyone was ok (in my situation and yours!).

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