A very awful day (but we are okay:).

First, Skye and I are both 100% okay but it was a pretty awful day.

Skye and I had gone out to lunch with some friends and then we were headed home so that I could feed her.   We were stopped because of some traffic when we got rear ended by a teenager.  My airbags didn’t go off (not sure why) but my head hit the steering wheel and our car hit into the car in front of us.  I jumped out of the car so fast because I was terrified that Skye was hurt.

I was so afraid.  Skye was crying instantly (which is a good sign in this case) and I was able to get the door open (it took me a minute to get the door open because the crash really jammed it) and get to her quickly.  The paramedics got there shortly after and they checked her out right away.  From there they took us to the hospital to the ER to check her out (and me… although I couldn’t care less about my head at the time because I was so worried about Skye).

Long story short—>  Skye is completely fine.  The doctor was very thorough and did everything he needed to make sure that she is fine.  She is eating normally, crying normally and smiling normally.  We are SO lucky.  Oh and of course all of this happened while Andrew was on the airplane and we couldn’t reach him.  My mom came to the hospital (she bought a new carseat on the way there so that she could drive us home because my car is probably donezo), drove us home and stayed with us until Andrew got home.  Isn’t it crazy how fast things can change?  I am so grateful that Skye is okay.  I love her so much.

We’ll chat more tomorrow but I’m going to go to bed now (I write my posts the night before)!  I hope you have a great Saturday!

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I am beyond thankful for car seats and seat belts.

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My goodness, I am so sorry!! That sounds like such an awful and terrifying experience but I’m so glad you’re both okay! Take care and get plenty of rest! Thinking of you both<3

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Poor you! So glad that you are both ok!

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Oh my gosh!! Janae I’m so glad you were both protected. And you didn’t get a concussion or anything? Glad Andrew got home yesterday too. Sending all my love ❤❤❤❤

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That is awful but I am so happy everyone is alright. Extra snuggles with Skye are well deserved! I bet Andrew felt like he couldn’t get home to you quick enough. Take it easy the next few days, the impact will probably make you pretty sore.

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Relieved you are both ok! That is messed uranium your air bags not going off, I hope you pursue that line of inquiry. Rest up!

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Agreed- Janae, please have the car maker look into the airbag problem. You should be compensated for that even if the car is totaled.

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So glad you are okay. That is terrifying. Sorry to hear about your car, but so glad your precious cargo, and you are fine. Hope you get some rest!

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Thank God you’re both okay!! How scary! Get some rest!!

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So relieved you two are okay! 💙

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So glad you’re okay! How scary! I hate car accidents and all the logistics involved as well. Praying for a relaxing weekend for you and good sleep for Skye!!

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Oh my gosh! I’m so glad you are both okay!!!! 💙💙

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So glad you are both ok! Praying for you!💜

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Oh my goodnesss…thank God you both are okay. That is so scary :( <3

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How scary for you and Skye! Glad you are both okay and your mom was right there to help! Hope your head feels better today. Hopefully, there isn’t any neck pain too. Hope you can rest today!

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I am so glad that you both are ok! How scary! Sending lots of love and prayers to you all!

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So glad you both are okay!!!!!! How scary!! Rest up ❤️❤️❤️

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OMG I’m so glad you are all okay.. my goodness. Can’t believe the airbags didn’t go off… Thoughts with you!

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When my youngest was 1 month and my oldest 3 we were headed home from my in laws on Christmas Day. A lady on her cell phone turned right in front of us. We hit her, and she also hit a truck. She was ok. The front of our car was completely crushed but our airbags did not go out. The firemen that came first kept questioning if we had turned them off, etc. They should have gone off. My husband and I were banged up and my 3 year old had bruising from the car seat straps but my 1 month old was uninsured. Keep your kids rearfacing to the limits of the car seat! So age 2 minimum and at least 30 lbs. The firemen told us that they rarely see injured babies/toddlers in rearfacing seats. We took that to heart. Glad everyone is ok!

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I have far too many typos in that!

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That is terrifying! I’m so glad you’re both ok! ❤️❤️❤️

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I am so glad you and Skye are okay!! I can only imagine how scared you must have been. Sending lots of love. ❤️❤️❤️

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Wow! You must have been terrified! Glad you and Skye are OK!! 💜💜

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So glad y’all are okay! I can’t even image your fear!! Make sure you keep the receipt for the new car seat because insurance should reimburse you for that. I’m sure that’s the last thing you’re concerned about right now but every little bit helps!

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omg thank goodness you are both ok!

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I’m so glad the two of you are OK and that Knox and Brooke weren’t in the car also. Definitely a scary, scary moment. Was everyone else in the accident OK also? I have two teen drivers, and every time they are out of the house and I hear sirens, I have a mini panic attack. I want to text them to make sure they’re ok, but they’re driving, and I don’t want my text to cause an accident, vicious circle! LOL Rest, relax, enjoy the extra baby snuggles, and I hope you aren’t too sore today.

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Holy guacamole!! I am so glad you are both ok- that is so terrifying!

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I was rear ended a week ago in my brand new car.😑 the person was under insured, so now I’m dealing with the second nightmare. Very scary stuff happens SO FAST. I’m glad you are both ok.

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So glad you are both ok! Take care of your head!

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Oh my gosh, I’m so glad you’re both ok!! It is so scary how things can change in a moment. Definitely rest and take care of yourself today too. Also yeah…when you’re at the point of taking care of insurance and the car, make sure there wasn’t a weird recall or something on the airbags that the car manufacturer didn’t tell you about. I bet that might make a difference for insurance and stuff (I know nothing about this really — just a thought!)

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Oh no !!! How awful and scary. Thank goodness you two (and everyone else I assume) is ok. Especially baby Skye. Get some rest and extra snuggles.

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Oh my gosh that is so scary!!!! I’m so glad you are both okay!!!

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Oh janae yes yes yes! Soooo thankful for car seats and seatbelts and that you’re both ok!!

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I’m so glad you’re both ok!!!

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I am praying for yall and thanking God you are ok. I know you are more interested in making sure Skye is ok, but I hope they checked you out thoroughly too. I am so sorry this happened. I hope your head is ok and you get some good rest and family time.

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Omg!! So glad you both are okay!! Rest up!!

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So scary!! So thankful you and Skye are okay. I’m so sorry. (((Big Hugs))

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Scary!! Glad you guys are okay!

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I’m so glad everything is ok! Having family close so they can look out for you is the best! And I also love the look on skye’s face like she’s trying to tell the dr how crazy the experience was.

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Terrifying!!! :( Glad you are ok…. I know too many situations where life has ‘changed in an instant’ for friends and family, and I am so glad you are both ok!!!! xoxo

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So glad Skye is okay! Is your head okay?So scary. I am convinced that if anything terrible is going to happen, it will happen when the husband is out of town. We’be been to the ER for an allergic reaction and croup, had tornado warnings and blizzards all while my husband was out of town.
So glad you are okay and your mom was there to help!

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Janae, I hope that you are able to relax today and just cuddle with your daughter. We all have so much to be thankful for in our lives! Your blog friends are certainly thankful for you today!!

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Oh Janae, I’m so sorry to hear this but also so thankful that you all are okay. God is good.

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Sooo incredibly scary but I’m so glad you are both ok! Hope you wake up today not in too much pain. My prayers are with you!

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Oh my gosh!! So so thankful y’all are ok!! Glad y’all have family there to take care of you both – rest up!! 💗

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So glad y’all are okay. So scary!

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Oh my gosh!! So glad you’re both ok!!! ❤️

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That is so terrifying, I’m glad you are both OK. Rest up today, and tomorrow, and many days after that.

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So glad you are both OK!

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Wow…so scary. Rest up and feel better. That must have been such an awful feeling but really happy to hear you are both doing well!

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Omgosh! I’m so sorry! Glad you both are safe!

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So scary….crazy teenagers.

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So so scary. Sending up a prayer of thanksgiving for your safety. :)

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I am SO glad you are all okay. As a Mama to a 3 year old and an 8 month old this is one of my biggest fears and I won’t lie – I burst into tears just reading this. (I would like to blame post partum hormones but it’s been 8 months 😉). Anyway, so so glad. Rest & enjoy a quiet weekend snuggling Skye!

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Sending lots of healing juju your way! Now the mental recovery happens, too. How scary scary scary. That picture of Skye is so cute-she was probably charming all the health care providers, but sorry you had the opportunity to take a picture in a hospital ER! Boooo.

Rest and snuggle.

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Janae, I am so sorry you had to go through that. It’s terrifying but I’m so glad you are okay and your mom was able to be there.

We were in an accident on Christmas day and the absolute hardest part was the worry about Hannah. I couldn’t get out of the car fast enough to jump on the back seat and make sure she was okay. I’ll never forget that moment or feeling. Tell your mom to keep the new car seat receipt, insurance will pay you back for that.

Again, just so glad you’re okay ❤

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So glad you both are ok. So scary! We were rear ended when my daughter was 4 weeks old… so so so scary.

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that is terrifying. glad you are both ok

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So thankful you both are okay. Hope you are taking it easy too with hitting your head. So glad someone up above was watching out for you both. Thinking of you and hugs from Texas.

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SO glad you both are okay! I will be thinking of you! ❤️

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Where were you heading or headed back from when that happened?! Thank goodness you and Skye are okay!

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She said she was leaving lunch.

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Car seats are amazing. I work in a pediatric surgical specialty and the only kids I see that need us are the ones who were not properly secured in an appropriate car carrier. So good job mama!!! Glad all are ok <3

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So so scary!! So happy everything is okay! Prayers for you

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Praying for you sweet girl and your baby. So glad that you are home and doing well.

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Oh, my gosh how scary! I got chills (and teared up) reading this because I know just how that panic feels. I am so glad you are both safe and hope you can get some rest and comfort knowing Sky is ok. You should maybe think about seeing your chiropractor and getting checked out, accidents can put your body out of whack. He might even be able to look at Sky?

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Oh my goodness how scary! So glad you guys are ok.

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So glad you are both okay!! ❤️

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My eyes teared up reading this post. I can’t imagine how scary this was and I’m so glad you are both ok!

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Life changes in a second. So happy both of you are ok! Whenever I transport a baby it hurts my heart but we are super lucky to have some very safe car seats. Sometimes the baby is the least hurt in an accident. Crying is a very good sign. Even though it’s scary! Hope your head feels better!

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Oh my gosh Janae. How scary! So happy you are both ok.

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So scary!!!! Glad you are both okay. I was rear ended by a drunk driver in high school and I still have PTSD when traffic stops quickly.

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Glad you both are okay.So scary.Take care.

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How scary!! I am so glad that you and Skye are ok. You are so fortunate!!

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So happy you are OK! Similar thing happened to me this time last year. My head hit the steering wheel when I was rear ended and the air bags did not deploy. I had a pretty nasty concussion that took a few months to heal, but I’m feeling a lot better now.

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Oh Janae my heart goes out to you. Reading this brings tears to my eyes. Must have been the most frightening experience. So so happy and relieved you are both ok. Praying for you xx

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I’m so glad you two are okay! ❤

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Gott sei Dank!
I am so glad that Skye and you are okay.
All the best to you!

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Oh my goodness – I agreed with the comment that the you should pursue malfunctioning airbags, when you determine what to do with a car. How frightening – I am so glad you and Skye are ok. Take of yourself – you are your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

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So glad you are all ok! How scary! Thinking of you all.

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Janae….I’m so thankful that God is watching over your precious family! So grateful that both of you are okay! Please rest. Sending prayers for you for a speedy recovery. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Oh Janae, how frightening for you. So glad you’re both ok but I imagine the shock will mean you need some sleep. Take care and enjoy cuddles with your gorgeous girl xx

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I am so glad you are both okay! Can I just say I love your mum for taking the time to get a car seat when I am sure all she wanted to do was get to you and Skye!! Yeah Mum!

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I can’t imagine how scary that must have been! I’m so glad you’re both okay! Give that baby extra snuggles today. I think I’ll do the same 💗

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Wow, that is so scary. So glad you are both okay. What a terrible fright! Thinking of you.

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Glad you are both doing well. 🙌🏻

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SO glad you are both OK and yeah, I know how things can change in a moment. My son was recently driving home from Vancouver BC and hit some very bad road conditions. He flew off the highway and rolled his truck several times. He said “mom, the only thing that saved me was my seatbelt”. His vehicle is a bunch of munched up metal but he is alive and well.
Sending you big hugs.

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I am so glad that you are both ok. It was a miracle! 🙏

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So glad everyone is ok, that must have been so scary!!! Glad your mom was able to get to the hospital to help. Hope you are both relaxing today and getting such much needed rest.

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Glad you both are okay.

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So glad you are both okay Janae! Sending warm thoughts!

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Oh my goodness, how scary!!! I’m so glad both of you are okay!! It’s the craziest thing how fast those types of things happen and make you really think of how lucky you are it wasn’t worse!! Prayers that you guys can get back to normal and that your car will be okay too!! Rest, rest and more rest!

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Omg how scary! Glad you both are ok!

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So so so glad you are both okay. That is so scary. Much love to you and I hope you all recover quickly.

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It’s definitely the pregnancy hormones (I’m 21 weeks), but oh my goodness!! I started crying when I read this. Thank god you two are okay. Sooo scary and every momma’s worst nightmare.

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How terrifying! I can’t imagine how scared you were. So glad you are both okay!!

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SO thankful that you are both ok! Love and Hugs! <3

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I’m glad you two are OK!!! So much to be thankful for!!!!

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I’m so glad you both are okay!

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I’m so glad that you are both ok! Unfortunately, this seems like a pretty common thing! I know so many moms that have been rear ended with their little ones in the car, and it happened to me bringing Liv home from her 9 month doctors appointment so the poor girl had just had a bunch of shots :( Like you said, thank goodness for car seats and seat belts.

ALSO – make sure that the kids’ insurance reimburses you for the new car seat that you had to purchase!

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Hugs.
I hope you can shut off the replay button so you can just enjoy your time with Andrew and Skye.

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So much to be thankful for! I hope your head and all the connections are firing as per the usual, without spasm. The last pic looks like you’re all set for the weekend.

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I’m glad you are both okay! How frightening! I hope Skye and you both get some rest and good snuggling in!

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Oh Janae, how terrifying! I’m so glad she – and you- are ok!

I was rear-ended when my youngest was only 5 weeks old (and it was on the way back from the hospital where he had just had surgery!). We were both just fine as well, but It was such a terrifying feeling.

So glad you’re ok!!

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So glad to see you’re okay–get rest and so thankful that you and baby are good!

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I am so glad you and Skye are alright. I really love reading your blog and have recommended it to so many friends for MANY reasons. I love how candid you are in your writing. I love that you love running and eating and family. Take care and cuddle and nest a lot this weekend.

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So so glad you and Skye are both okay! How scary!! Sending prayers!

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SO glad y’all are okay. Praying continued prayers of healing and protection over your sweet family!

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Oh my gosh, I didn’t have a chance to read blogs today and saw your post on Instagram and hopped over. I’m so glad you and Skye are OK. What a scary experience! I’m glad your mom was there, too. She is amazing. Take it easy, Janae. Much love.

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Oh my gosh Janae, I’m so glad you guys are okay!

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OH Janae! I’m so sorry to hear about the accident! How scary. Thank goodness you and Skye are a-ok.

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Oh no, what an awful day!!! I hope you are resting and treating yourself to some hot chocolate or something. So glad you are both all right!!!

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How scary! Happy you are both home safe.

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So, so glad you and Skye are okay!

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Oh Janae!

My baby is 20 years old now, but when he was 8 weeks old, I got into a bad accident too. We were rearended by someone going 55mph. I just remember doing the same as you – jumping out of the car to rescue my kiddo. My arm really hurt and I couldn’t lift my baby too well. When I got him out of the car, I remember handing him to a 20 something tow truck driver who was nice enough to stop. I don’t think he had ever held a baby that small or any baby for that matter. He rose to the occasion like a champion. I thanked him before we left, but I have often wanted to find him again and really thank him. I have never forgotten him.

I do want to tell you that I did end up with PTSD with driving and would have the hardest time if I felt someone was getting too close to us to the rear. I should have gotten help for that because it was a rough couple years for me and wasn’t able to drive well for a long time.

So if you think you will struggle with it, please just go ahead and get help right away!
I will be praying for you!

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So scary! Glad you’re both OK!

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How unbelievably scary for you. Happy to hear that you are both ok!

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How scary! So glad to hear you’re both ok.

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Oh no! I’m glad you two are okay, but how awful. Make sure to keep an eye on yourself – head injuries can be no joke.

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Oh Janae! That’s an awful thing, and with andrew not there makes it even worse:(. I am so glad you are both okay and that you have such a stellar amazing Mom to take care of you. Prayers for feelings of peace to come, and cyber hugs to you♥️.

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That is SO awful! But the good news is you are all okay. Yours is a family that is so good about expressing your love to each other all the time, but I’m sure you’re doing it even more right about now. Soak in all that love.

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How scary! Glad you and Skye are okay!!! Big prayers your head completely heals fast!

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How scary! I’m so glad you’re both okay!

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So glad to hear that you both are doing good. It’s so nice to have Family to lean 0n when you need them.
Take are.

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How terrifying! I’m so glad you were both OK.

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