Saturday, February 28, 2009

never so thankful

There are moments in everyone's life where time stops. Mine happened today as my five year old daughter ran away from me in a parking lot and ran behind a car that was backing up. You've heard that saying, "I was so scared I wet my pants." Um, yep - that happened. I screamed like I've never screamed before in my life. The man backing up his car carefully (thank goodness he was a careful driver) heard me and stopped. My Olivia was hit by a car in the parking lot of Target this afternoon. She wasn't hurt (and shockingly I didn't go into labor). She knows not to run from me in the parking lot. We've talked about it over and over. Olivia is a free spirit who doesn't always think things through - like today. I think I lost ten years off my life today, but it's okay because I got to snuggle my beautiful little girl and tuck her safely into bed. Things could have turned out so differently, and I'm incredibly thankful.

Another thing I'm thankful for is another beautiful girl who is growing inside of me. Trey took a couple of belly pictures for me this morning. Here they are!

6 comments:

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

Oh Misty, how scary! My heart is pounding just reading about it. Nothing makes you hold your children tighter that scares such as this. I briefly lost Ashley when she was really little and though it was for maybe 30 seconds I'll never forget it.
I'm glad you didn't go into labor!

Carrie said...

Misty, I am so happy to hear that everyone is safe. What a scary experience! I love you!

mom said...

Hey You Ol Sweetheart YOu, God was so good to you and yours today and I am so thnkful for it all! And you look so cute in all that color, wonder were you get that from? You do look healthy and plenty full of Baby, take care and thank's for the pictures they are very cute. Love to all! Mom

miryamrain said...

Oh, honey! I'm so glad she's okay. It's one of the scariest things in the world. *breathing a sigh of relief for you and for her*

Misty said...

Thanks all. It was super scary. I'm just so grateful it turned out okay. I hope Olivia got the crap scared out of her and will remember to be more careful.

tara said...

You are looking so radiant right now :) You have that amazing pregnancy glow