Just wanted to say thank you to everyone for their caring words about Cassie, I will be sure to let her know she has many people thinking of her. It really helps me as well.
I am feeling lots stronger today - I think I have a greater confidence that she will be OK, and I spoke to my brother today and he seems to be doing OK. I was reflecting today on how well our family rallies around each other when things like this happen. We are good at keeping each other informed, making sure everyone is OK and just being there for each other. I am grateful for such a strong sense of family.
Pam made a comment about our 'things happening in 3's' is now complete. I was just thinking that same thing today. I sure hope so. You hear so much about the tragedy of people dying in car accidents, and having experienced that with my father (my dad was killed in a pedestrian accident in 1996, a different accident to my brother), it certainly is the case. The thing you don't see though is the effect on the individuals and families from the many more people who are injured in car accidents. I can't begin to describe the impact, but it is huge, and raw, and very very sobering.
One of the things that my brother talked about this morning, was that during the actual accident and immediately after, Cassie remembered some things my brother had told her about what to do to decrease the chances of further injury - I can't imagine how you would remember that in such a crisis, but she did. I must get him to write it down one day. Apparently Cassie was found by a lovely lady who comforted her and stayed with her until the Ambulance arrived. My brother was trying to track her down to say thank you today.
Paul had the day off today which gave me the chance to regroup a bit. I was emotionally exhausted so I slept and had a leisurely drive down to Scraptacular to drop off Shazzas pages (OK, and drool over the new stuff). OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG yummy new stuff from KI, yummy metal baby embellishments and yummy yummy yummy new American Crafts D-Ring albums in cool colours and styles. I had been reading about these on Cathy Zieleske's blog - she has pictures of how she has rearranged her albums using these. Very cool.
Finally, the new FK is out, and Paul and bubs are in there! So proud - I even took this picture myself. Love pictures of babies sleeping on shoulders :)
Anna has challenged me to do a single page LO using a few photos - that will be my next project, along with a few goodies for the shop. Unfortunately I have work to catch up on first though.
Night lovelies and thanks again for your best wishes for our family.