I woke up this morning and thought it was going to be just another day.
A day working on the Creepy Doll room, of doing laundry, of fiddling around in the studio, of playing fetch with Sister and spending time with my mom.
Then I got "the news".
Then I got "the news".
Christmas morning 2010
She has recently become engaged to the most wonderful young man, Will.
I love him and am so excited that he's marrying such a wonderful girl!
This morning was when everything in my world stopped.
Brat's sister, Taylor, called me for her.
Brat's a first year teacher/coach in Austin, Texas,
and on her way to work today the roads were very icy.
She lost control of her car on one of those icy roads.
She headed across the center line into oncoming traffic.
No one was hurt badly
She has a lacerated liver
and has shattered her pelvis on the right side.
I've been on my knees all day in my head.
Praying, texting, praying, calling, praying, taking calls.
Oh, God, oh, God, oh, God.
I trust you with everything in my life.
Most of all with my kids
and I know that you have Brittany in your loving hands.
I know that you're taking care of her
and will continue to do so.
But, oh, Jesus, can you please take care of me?
Can you please take care of all of us that love her?
My middle son, Blake, and Brat have been best friends
since high school.
Hardly a day goes by that they don't text each other.
Blake's a groomsman in her wedding.
And he drove to the hospital this afternoon
carrying his sleeping bag.
He's going to stay with her and sleep on the floor of her room.
I couldn't get there today.
Our roads are so icy.
No way I could make it to north Austin.
Tonight's supposed to be the coldest day of the year.
I hope to be able to go up on Friday and stay through Saturday.
I'll leave mom here to take care of Frank
and I'll sit with Brat and hold her hand and read to her
and tell her how much I love her.
And, all the while I'll be praying; continuing to pray.
Will you pray with me?
Did you notice that this post had photos and that they aren't sideways?
That you didn't have to go to Flickr to see the photos that went along with the post?
How about that?
I had a virus.
Yeah. And, I have a really good virus protector.
It snuck in kinda like a teenager getting home after curfew.
I was happy to pay the $75.00 it cost to get rid of it and my appendage back. *sigh*
Thanks for stickin' with me as I post oh, so sporadically.
I love y'all a lot,