Day 219: 10.16.12
Always with the catch-up… *sigh*.
Well, this is the part of last week that starts to get interesting…
Tuesday, Sofia was still staying with my parents as I was scheduled to work on a music video that evening.
However, half way into a meeting with a business partner that morning, I got a call from my dad saying that my mother had been in a car accident, and she was hurt pretty bad.
All I could think to ask at first was if Sofia was okay, he said she was, but I needed to get to my parent’s house right away.
Not long after, I’m making the nervous drive over to the hospital with Jason where they had taken both my mother and Sofia. They had gotten rear ended by a distracted driver and my mother had cut the back of her head. Once I got to the urgent care, I found my mother, getting stitched back up by a doctor. Sofia was out in the lobby, face covered with snot and dried tears, but otherwise unhurt save a few bumps and scratches.
Needless to say, I was happy to be hugging her.
We spent another hour or so at the hospital waiting for my mom’s prognosis, my dad spent Sofia, and Jason and I back to their house so we wouldn’t have to wait at the hospital. Not too long after, my dad and mom got back home and my mom went promptly upstairs to rest. He said that he could take care of my mom himself, so we headed back home to Seattle.
Once we got back, Sofia was still in good spirits despite the stressful day she had just had, she even gave us a great picture when we got home.
I was so emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausted by the end of that day. I was happy that everyone was okay, but also frustrated with myself that I wasn’t with Sofia when it happened so that I could comfort her. Despite all that, I knew things could have been much worse, so I thanked my lucky stars they weren’t.
Anytime a kind of shattering event happens in my life, it really makes me take a step back and appreciate the people and things I have in my life because I never know what could happen the next day. I know that despite everything my family will still pull together and move past this. We will all have our bad moments, days, or weeks, but I know that I can at least count on the people in my life to put a smile back on my face.