Friday, 28 January 2011

Just a bloody awful day and no its not because I'm sick....for a change

At 4am this morning I was awoken by my husband ringing me asking me to call the police as he had been involved in a road traffic accident. He told me the dogs and he were fine but the car was on its roof. I assumed he meant he was in a car on its roof. Thankfully a few minutes later he rang back and told me it wasn't him but the drivers of the other car who were so drunk they could barely stand.

I called the police and gave them My husbands mobile number. 4 police cars, 2 ambulances and one dog handler unit attended. I can not fault the police or the ambulance crew. All were concerned about our dogs which was very touching. The windows had smashed and they had been showered with glass. 2 dogs have been slightly injured with small cuts.

When Hubby got home an hour later I wept it was only then the full horror hit me. Today I could have become a widow. The police told my husband had he not swerved to avoid the car that was traveling on the wrong side of the road and had become airborne after hitting a grass verge, this car would have gone through the windscreen and killed my husband. Literally I was a split second away from losing the love of my life.

The car is written off, my husband is injured, my dogs are injured but they are all alive.

Never forget the most important thing you have in your life are the people you love and the people that love you. The rest is immaterial.

I hope all of you will remember this as until today I think I had almost forgotten this and been too caught up with other things.


Ellie said...

Hi hun. I still can't believe what so nearly happened and can't imagine how you both must be feeling. My heart is reaching out to you.

brokenbiro said...

Ellie sent me over here to offer comfort - I hope you are all feeling less shaken soon and take some heart in this timely reminder of what is most important in your life.

Margo Benson said...

Hello there! I've come over from Ellie's blog. So very sorry to hear of the terrifying accident but really glad that, although injured, your husband and dogs are ok.

I also have a love of my life and two precious cats and have just told them again how much I love them.

I hope you can enjoy what's left of the weekend.

Tony Benson said...

I'm another visitor from Ellie's blog. What your husband experienced, and thus what you experienced is terrifying. Thank goodness for his quick reactions! I'm joining you in thanking your lukcy stars and being thankful for his quick reactions. We're sending you lots of calming and happy joojoo.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Hi Rachel - Ellie offered your link so here I am. Your husband is to be credited with quick thinking, and I don't think it is too far a step to say that he had an angel on his shoulder. I will keep you both in my prayers. God bless.

Old Kitty said...

Hi!!! I came over from Ellie's blog. I am so sorry to hear of this awful event! Your poor husband and dogs and you too!! How awful!! I am so sorry. I'm glad your hubby and dogs are ok but my goodness what a fright for all of you! Please please take care and have a peaceful weekend. xx

Rachel said...

Thank you all so much for your good wishes.

Hubs is still in a lot of pain.
Its hit the both of us quite hard emotionally. Im tearful, hes the strong silent type!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving your comments. We are both very touched by your kindness. xxx

Maria Zannini said...

Hi Rachel,

I've just come from Ellie's blog where I heard your story.

My God, you poor thing! I've gone through this myself and I know how scared it must have made you.

I'm so glad your hubby and the dogs are going to be okay. God bless your husband's quick thinking. He's a hero.

I hope everyone heals soon--including you. Take care, hon.

Rachel said...

Thank you Maria, its very kind of you to stop by.

As you can imagine mountains of paperwork to complete and witness statements for the police.

We are just grateful that everyone although battered and bruised is ok.

Thanks again to everyone who has posted such kind words xxx

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rachel .. so pleased that your husband and the dogs survived safely .. as you express so well in the post. Look after yourselves .. shock can be a troublesome little niggler for a while - but as you say you still have a husband and your dogs - someone is looking out for you both .. With many thoughts for a full recovery all round .. Hilary

PS I too have come over from Ellie's place ...

Rachel said...

Thanks Hilary xx