Friday, April 3, 2009

Been so tired!

Once again it's been a while since I've posted anything. Been super busy, too busy actually, and just can't seem to keep up with it all. So, it's definitely wearing on me and I find myself tired a lot. I should get to bed sooner at night, but I just have so much to do!

Plus, not much new with us anyway; other than the Holy Ghost keeping the girls and I from being in a car accident that would have killed Alyssa and I for sure, and maybe the other two. That was March 6th, so about a month ago now. And no! The accident would not have happened because I was tired, more from not just one, but TWO other drivers running a red light when it was supposed to be my turn in the intersection. I was prompted to not go even though my light was green, then watched as a car speed right in front me going faster than the speed limit of the road it was on. I would have made it to that part of the intersection by the time the other car went through, which would have slammed right into me and Alyssa's doors. For a second, I was in shock that someone would do that and that I wasn't in the way, then looked at the light and saw it was still green, but still felt I should stay put. Four seconds or so later, another car came through the same way as the first. I became even more in shock, but after the second car, I felt it was now ok to proceed making my left turn, but did so very timidly looking to my left to make sure all cars were stopping! And no, the second car was not a cop chasing the first. (I've been asked that before.) I find myself thinking about that day quite a bit and thankful to still be here, and that my girls are still here. I can't imagine what it would have been like for Brandon (he was at work and not with us) if he had lost all four of his girls at once that day; or lost some of us and some of us be still alive but injured.

Yesterday I noticed at gymnastics that Rachel is learning new stuff and tricks. :) Not the same old routines anymore. The girls are excited about Easter coming. (Although today Michaela said that she wants snow and Christmas. Hmmm?) Oh, Rachel got to her goal of selling 200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies so that she could earn the plush pony. Earlier this week, I let Alyssa scribble on paper with a crayon for the first time. I think we may have another leftie! I guess time will tell for sure. Michaela is left handed. We're also looking forward to conference this weekend. :)


Kory said...

i didn't know about your "almost" accident! glad that you followed that prompting and you are all safe!

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe that happened to you. What a great story that is to show that the Holy Ghost IS a protector and guide in our lives. Thanks for sharing that. Your story truly touched me.

The Bake Family said...

Okay So I know this is old news now, but I haven't been "blog hopping" recently! I just wanted to say thanks for sharing this story, HOW SCARY, but what a great example of how the spirit can protect us when we are in tune-- what if you hadn't been listening!? I am SO glad you were!