I spent the day yesterday at the hospital. A friend of my children’s, and ours as well, was in a fatal car accident on Saturday night. Jake, 13-years-old, was riding in the backseat with his Sister, 17-years-old, in the passenger seat, and their Mother driving. The car lost control and they collided with the oncoming car. His Mother and Sister were killed. He has been in the Pediatric ICU since he was airlifted to the hospital on Saturday.
We are just devastated. You have your beautiful life in front of you every day. In a moment, it can change. I kiss my children before they go to bed at night, when they get up in the morning, before they leave for school, when they get home and at random throughout the day. I always have. There is no reason not too. They are my life. My loves. I couldn’t imagine my life without them. I tell them I love them every chance I can get.
Watching Jake suffer yesterday with several injuries inflicted from the pain, I couldn’t stop thinking about how he was going to be mentally. (As of now, he is on pain medications that make his mind hazy, healing from a severe concussion and also facing the mental trauma of the accident.) After he finally wakes up and is coherent. Has complete thoughts and starts to realize where he is, remember what happened, and learn of the deaths of his Mother and Sister. This just brings me to my knees.
I sat with my Husband and included my children on creating a GoFundMe account to help Dave, his father, as well as Jake. Dave is a single Father. He has custody and has been raising them. I know they saw their Mother very regularly. Now Dave is facing burying his Daughter and recouping the health of his Son. The GoFundMe account will help Dave and Jack with medical bills, physical therapy, loss of wages, food and so much more.
I want to help in any way I can. Seeing people donate that don’t even know this family is so heartwarming and amazing. I cry with each donation. They will be needing this so desperately.
I have so much more to say, but I am so exhausted from the weeks events. ❤️❤️Today I am trying to focus on the positive. Today is my oldest Sons Birthday. I can’t believe I’m a Mother of a 15-year-old. An absolutely amazing, intelligent, gorgeous 15-year-old. That is something to live for and celebrate. ❤️❤️ XOXO