Words that will stop you on a dime.
They were uttered to me over the phone by Rollercoaster about 10 after 3.
My eyes got wide and my heart beat faster but I was grateful that I was listening to her voice and not that of a police officer.
"Where are you?" I managed to say.
"Hwy 31-- just past Stockton road"
"I am on my way" I click the receiver , stand up moving quickly and tell Forrest "Get your shoes your sisters have been in a car wreck"
She immediately goes into automatic pilot.
She grabs shoes, yells at the dog to "get in the house"
I put on a pair of flip flops that I realize later have pink zebras on them and are a size too small.
We race to the car and head to the accident scene, which is 9 miles away
9 long miles.
As soon as we pass the bridge I ask Forrest to call Mr. Rogers and let him know.(Have to get out of AT&T dead zones first)
She obeys, relays info and tells him that "Yeah mom is good, she is breathing:"
Forrest and I randomly pour out praise to God for His protection and pray for any and all involved.
I see the lights now and pull up to see both Happy Mouth and Rollercoaster both standing with the officer.
There are 2 other cars and everyone seems to be in good condition,
I park next to a row of mailboxes and walk to the girls.
A sweeter embrace I have never known