Monday, November 10, 2008

the waiting game

As I sit here my mother is almost 500 miles away recovering from a very intense car accident.

I got a call from my brother on Sunday that went like this:

Bro: Mom's been in a wreck and they took her away in an ambulance.
Me: stop joking, that's not funny.
Bro: I'm serious bethany. I gotta go.

Yeah. What do you do with that? Ben and I were on our way to see our new nephew, Hudson (so super cute by the way), when I got that call. So, I did what I always do...I put on my big girl pants and waited. It seemed like forever before the nurse called me.

I won't go into details about the accident, because the details don't really matter. It was bad. Bad enough that the paramedics didn't expect her to be alive when the went to the car. What matters is my mom "should" be ok and I'm stuck 8 hrs away getting updates by phone.

Before you ask, I can't go. Jackson is sick. I know she's going to be fine but I just don't like not being there and I don't want her to think that I don't want to be there. I dont want her to be scared or feel that she isn't loved enough to warrant a visit. it just sucks.
so, please remember my family over the next few days.

I love you mom.


Laura said...

oh Bethany, I'm so sorry to hear that. We'll keep all of you in our prayers. And I'm sure your mother knows how much you want to be there. Keep us posted. *hugs*

mom2k said...

You didn't say anything Sunday! Is she still in the hospital? What's wrong with Jackson? We will pray for all of you!

Lindsay said...

You take care of yourself and your family during this scary time...your mom knows how much you love her and want to be with her. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Courtney's World said...

I am sure your mom understands, her being a mom herself. Take care of yourself and Jackson. I will be thinking about your mom. :)

Lauren McKnight said...

Bethany! Oh my gosh! I am so sorry to hear about your mom and Jackson. Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers. Please update us when you can. I wish I could give you a hug!