The other day I was in a car accident. OUCH! Not something I planned on my lunch break from work - guess that's why they call it an ACCIDENT! Here I was with my car in the middle of the highway, the drivers side rear door SMASHED in...and all I could think was "I need to let my family I'm gonna be late for lunch!"
I kept thinking the baby was due to nurse.....my daughter was probably keeping lunch warm and wondering what in the world was keeping me.
My husband was due home around the same time and I was so dissappointed that I'd miss a "family lunch". Not that the car was really really messed up...not that the other driver was screaming at me. Not that the officers who really were SUPER were trying to explain things to me (paperwork and such) just that I missed my family time because of something so...ACCIDENTAL.
When it was all done and over with, I took two hours "sick time" to nurse Mykai and snuggle with him - half napping and half replaying the crash over and over in my head. I spent time reassuring my other kiddos that I was okay - that my guardian angels had been working overtime and the Lord had really kept me safe. This required extra snuggling with them as well.
The car is messed up - but all in all - I am SO VERY THANKFUL FOR BEING SAFE....
and for the extreem yet effective reminder of what TRULY matters to me.
So....on those days when I have "just one more phone call.....or just one more paper to type before I leave for home"....I'm outta here - it'll all be here waiting in the morning!
On that note - I'm off to lunch with my babies and my "man"
Remember what's important today!
Remember what truly matters!
It can all change in an instant -
value what is truly valuable!