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My husband, a motorcycle cop, was hit by a car last night. Our kids and I are visiting my family, so I am getting updates from him via phone and text. He didn't let me know about the accident until four hours after it occured (he tends not to want to worry me, though I am pretty tough and have never crumbled when dealing with any of his injuries). Thankfully, it looks like we're dealing primarily with a fractured leg. But we won't know the extent of things until he is seen by a specialist today.

We are without childcare for a bit, so I can't rush home. My folks are helping me so I can work in off hours away from my office. My husband is supposed to join us later this week, stay for the weekend, then help us schlepp back home. He is still keen on coming for the getaway, if cleared to do so. But now I will need to manage the travel home with a husband who will likely be in a hard cast for his leg (he is in one now), a 15-month old toddler daughter, and a 3 year old. My kids are pretty fabulous travelers, but it just becomes more to manage. Not to mention managing home life/family while he recovers and I continue working (next month begins two insane months for me at work, so this is great timing. :-P ).

And, for those who have known me a bit, this may be a bit of deja vu. A year and a month ago, as I was coming to the end of my maternity leave for DD, my husband was hit by a car while on the job. His right arm was broken (hard cast) and left wrist was fractured (soft removable brace). And this was right before he was coming to my folks' place to help me move back, as I had enjoyed some of my leave in my old hometown. I then made arrangements to work from away, so my DH and I could stay with my folks and have my dad (then newly retired) help me care for my DD while I worked and DH supervised DS. This was all while we were without childcare because my uncle (of the aunt/uncle who watch our kids) was out of state getting cancer treatments. (He is getting checks now, which is why we are again without childcare.)

Just feeling tired and heavy right now. This is, by far, not the worst accident in the world and not the greatest challenge I/we have faced. But I haven't been feeling at 100% for a while, so I am not feeling as resilient as I'd like.

Can we all just have an "easy button" to help us through our lives right now?

by on Jul. 10, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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by on Jul. 11, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Oh my goodness!! I am so glad first off to hear that he is okay! How irresponsible and dumb drivers can be! You have been through the ringer this year and Im sorry! But you are strong and I know you will all get through it.  Just like everything else we deal with in this group try to take it one day and one thing at a time.  You know your kids are great travellers so try to think of other details of the trip that you may need to worry about.  And you are still a little bit away from actually travelling so focus on your husband getting out of the hospital and you doing what you need to do at your parents.  I know its easier said than done but I think this is one of those situations where looking at the small things rather than the big picture will help you not go nuts!! ((HUGS))

by Amy on Jul. 11, 2012 at 4:49 PM

I'm sorry :( insomnia sucks especially when you haev kids to take care of.  I hope your able to get some sleep tonight though.

Quoting xoNIKKIox:

Thanks, Amy.

And now I have insomnia. LOL! Ain't life a kick? :-P

Quoting cali_angel_girl:

Oh gosh i'm sorry you have so much on your plate right now ((hugs)) and I am so glad your hubby is okay. 

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