Wednesday, May 27, 2009

1 Month

Hello everyone. It seems like I haven't blogged in a month. Speaking of a month it has now been a month since we have moved into my Mom's. Just let me say you don't realize what you have until it's gone. I am trying very hard to keep a positive outlook but it gets harder as each day passes.

Last Friday Ray went for the ultra sound on his legs. They didn't tell us anything except they would pass the test results on to his doctor. We still haven't heard from them so I am hoping no news is good news. I will keep you posted as we get more information.

We decided to go to SC and visit Ray's brother and his family over the holiday weekend. It was an ok trip for me. I think I think too much about things and it's hard to relax and really enjoy myself. Ray and the girls had a good time. Poor Abby got fleas while we were there and they have tore her skin up. As soon as we got back to VA we went to the vet and got her something for the fleas. I'm not sure if it was just fleas because she has dug and scratched until her skin is raw and bleeding. If it doesn't get better by tomorrow night I'm taking her to the vet Friday. Jessica said the mosquitoes were eating her up. Yesterday she said those mosquitoes bit me through my clothes all over. Well, after a closer look it wasn't mosquitoes she has chiggers. I don't know who's scratching more Jessica or Abby.

We left SC Tuesday morning about 6AM. I guess about an hour and a half into our journey home it started to rain. The girls had fallen asleep in the back seat and Ray and I were just talking. There wasn't a lot of traffic but as we were driving a white mini van went by us in the passing lane. In a matter of seconds that van was spinning all around right in front of us and headed straight for us then it flew across our lane off the road into a wooded area. Ray pulled over to check on them and we called 911. I am happy to say other than being really shook up a young couple climbed out of the van and seemed to be ok. By now the rain was really coming down and while we were making sure this couple was ok  right before our eyes another car did the exact same thing just a few feet ahead of us except they went off the road into the woods on the other side of the street. Ok if that wasn't enough a third car hit that same spot and did the same thing but came across and into the woods on the side of the road we were on. I was shaking and could not believe what I was seeing. It was obvious we were in a bad spot so we decided to leave. I felt so bad because we had to leave but I couldn't put my own children at risk. I told Ray we were so blessed because that could have easily been us. I couldn't believe the amount of people who passed us and NO ONE stopped but us to offer help. I just hope and pray that no one else was hurt that day. I don't know if there was something on the road or if they hydro planed but it was like watching a movie. I have never seen anything like that in my life all 3 within in minutes. I had a hard time going to sleep last night I kept seeing those cars over and over every time I closed my eyes. I just kept thinking how lucky we were to arrive home safely!

I hope everyone enjoyed there holiday weekend. I am so happy Summer is here.



Goat Creek Grandma said...


You and Ray are still in my prayers.

How scary it must of been to see three vehicles have trouble in the same spot. Luckily God was watching out and it wasn't any worse than it was.

Take Care,

Goat Creek Grandma said...

You do a wonderful job with your painting. I would love to have any of them here in my house. I am heading to St. Charles, Missouri today for some crafting. Hoping to be inspired.

Good luck and hope you sale lots!


Farm Field Primitives said...

God was definitely watching out for you. So glad you were safe. You are in my prayers that things will turn around for you. It is a blessing that you are able to stay at your mother's. Take care and continue to hang in there.


Leslie said...

A month can really go by pretty fast....I hope that you're able to keep busy and things pass fast for you and before you know it, you're back at a job and in your own home!

I would say that that is really strange that so many people skidded off the road in one spot like that. I'm sure they could easily have a case against whomever is in charge of that road because that's really odd. I'm happy that you and your family are okay!

Have a great day!


Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

WOW - so scary!! I am so glad you guys were all OK!!

I have a very god friend who is in a very similiar situation living with her MIL. She said the same thing - you don't appreciate what you have until you loose it. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Donna.

Cindy B said...

Praise God for watching over you, Ray and the children on the trip and also each day you have coming of worries for Ray's health. . Keep that positive attitde and know you are in my prayers. cindy

At Home With Amy said...

I'm still praying for Ray. I pray that God gives the doctors the wisdom necessary to find out exactly what is causing all his problems. Hang in there. I know the answer is on the way.
Angels were definitely surrounding your vehicle during all those highway troubles. Thank God nothing happend to you and your family.
I hope Jessica is feeling better. Poor girl. As for Abby, you might want to wash her with a gentle baby soap to help sooth her skin from all the bites and scratches.
Good luck to you with all that is going on and God Bless.
Prim Hugs,

Kath said...

Hey girl :)
First-- I am so glad you guys are ok...that would be so scary!
GOD is watchin over ya, for sure...the PROOF (even tho ya didn't need it)was right there!
I know He's with ya and He's got a's so hard not knowing what the plan is or when it will come about, I know.
I think no matter what it is in our life, different things for each one of us...we all have the same feeling, Ya don't realize how lucky or blessed ya are, until something is taken away, until it's GONE!
...we all take certain things for granted.
I think of ya all the time, I wonder how ya do it sometimes. I think you are a very strong woman. I for one, honestly think about what you are goin through, and I don't know if I could do it....without feeling sorry for myself!
You always leave kind words for others', even when you're feelin kinda blue...YOU are a GOOD person, Donna....and GOOD THINGS come to good people! :)

Have a nice weekend.


This Country Girl said...


I think God had his angels surrounding your car! :) That is scary! It was so nice of ya'll to stop!

You know I'm praying for you and Ray and your girls!


Karen said...

Oh My Gosh Donna, I pray things will work out for you and your family soon.

How awful to have seen all that you did on that trip - everyone was sooooo lucky.


Susannah said...

Donna, I'm so glad no one was hurt at the accident site. It was very smart to leave the area.

I really do think of you and your family every night and pray for strength and guidance to get you through this.

It was very nice to read your blog today. You seem to sound a little better.

Thinking of you ......