Hen and I were in a minor car wreck yesterday. While on our way to a picnic at the Presidio, we were rear-ended and there were four cars involved. Henry kept crying “owie owie,” which scared me to death and left me shaking like a leaf. I grabbed him out of his car seat and set him in a nearby bus stop to give him a once over. I hugged him and told him I loved him and asked if he was okay, in which he replied, “okay, yeah!” While looking for the insurance information, I handed him an applesauce squeeze pouch which he sucked down before asking for another. This is the moment I realized, we are unharmed. We are unscathed. We are fortunate.
After giving and receiving insurance and license information, I made the decision to continue on our journey to the picnic as we were only a few minutes away.
While there, we shared donuts, played games, read books, and snuggled in our little tent.
Life is unexpected. Things can happen in a blink of an eye. I’m thankful for our safety in that scary situation. I can’t stop envisioning a different scenario with a different outcome – especially considering being hit from the back of the car. But it didn’t happen. We are safe. We are okay.
Xoxo, Henry. You were so brave. Thank you for being YOU. I love you.