If I’ve said it once, I’ve probably said it a hundred times, but my favorite tops are simple ones with a touch of detail. Sleeve details are always eye-catching and add just the right amount of visual interest for my taste. The puffy, ruched sleeves on this top are so pretty. I also love the texture of the swiss dots of this material.
On Friday night, we went to Caleb’s cousin’s wedding and had a great evening with every one. But, it did not end so great. As we were driving home, at 10:30, on the winding country roads, Caleb slightly swerved to miss something in the road, causing the wheels to go off the road. In efforts to not over-correct the vehicle, he tried to let it ‘coast’ and slowly steer it back onto the road.
What felt like 10 minutes, but was in reality maybe 10 seconds, the whole vehicle veered off the road 8-10 feet due to the decline of the ground. All I remember was being bounced around like crazy because of the rough ground, being airborne 2-3 times from hitting driveways that sloped on either side, and seeing a tree line that I was terrified we were going to hit.
By the time the vehicle made it back onto the road, my heart was racing and I was shaking uncontrollably. That’s when we realized that all of the airbags along the side of the SUV (not the dash or steering wheel) had deployed. That shut off the engine and we coasted our way into a driveway and off of the road.
We were shaken, for sure, but we weren’t really hurt (thank goodness for the seat belts)! I called some of Caleb’s family who were also on their way home from the wedding and not far behind us. Two strangers stopped to check on us, but we were okay and waiting for family to help.
After about 10 minutes, Caleb was able to get the engine started again and drive home. That’s when we inspected the damage. Considering we didn’t actually hit anything, the front end bumper was really messed up. And then we saw the inside damage from the airbags deploying. Insurance adjusters will take a look at it today to determine if it’s totaled or repairable.
Caleb was pretty upset and mad at himself for letting something like that happen. I just kept trying to reassure him that it was okay. We were okay. It was an accident. It could have been much, much worse. I’m thankful that none of our kids were in the car, that we didn’t actually crash into anything, or another vehicle, and for God’s protection.
I hope you had a great (and safe) weekend!
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