So the day started out with "ewwwww it's slushing out this weather is gross!!" followed by getting ready for work and driving the long drive in to work. as I am sitting at my desk I get a text from a friend that says my sister was in a car accident lastnight and life flighted to the hospital. wow I couldn't believe it. Times like that, that makes me scared that I have to drive so far for work and I am scared for my husband too cause he drives all the time. That first text came at about 8:30 am. then the second text came in at 10:30 am and she had died. my heart sank I immediatly tried adopting the "no crying at the front desk" policy, which quickly turned into the "will someone watch the phone for me for five minutes I need to go clear my head" (aka cry in the stairwell) policy. I called her mother who I don't think is thinking straight right now and her younger brother who is crushed. I know that we all think that we are invincible and most of the time I think that I am invincible but when I got that news it knocked me back into reality and I cried. It's also sad because now her daughter is going to grow up never knowing her own mother. She was so young I mean like 22 and her daughter I think is seven months old. (added on 12/17/2007) I found this blog that has most of the story and pictures of the after math. I found out yesterday at Toni's wake that the guy who hit her went braindead in the hospital and he has died as well.
So yes I promise I will make the next couple of posts happier and filled with cookie baking and cats under christmas trees and horses. But I felt that I needed to state how sad I am about her famlies loss and hope that they all heal soon. her daughter will be her living memory for the rest of time.
(The Following segment added on 12/20/2007)
OK so you do get a picture of me sort of. but we're not focusing on me we're focusing on Addey. isn't she cute?? She seems to think that my thumb is her dinner. she's a strong little sucker too. Just like her mom was.