Posted: 03/06/2009 in family, life

so i was a bit overwhelmed this morning…

he he! i really thought i was overwhelmed then.

i blogged.

ate lunch.

waited for lizzie to nap, which she never decided to while we were home.

we left for kirksville to grocery shop.

arrived just fine.

pulled into the parking lot.

put the car in park.

look up.

the car is filling with smoke.

breanna jumps into emergency mode.

grabs the keys.

pulls lizzie out of carseat. (which was a task because she was asleep and her arms weren’t working properly so it was taking me double time to get her out of all those buckles. i was growing more and more uuuum freaked out!)

grabs the diaper bag after considering leaving it to explode with the car but realizes my phone is in there and this kinda of situation grows easier with a phone.

decide to risk the extra 10 secs by the car to grab the diaper bag.

i get it and GO!

it didn’t explode.


call eric.ย 

the car stopped filling with smoke a few min after we got out of it.

sounds like an electric “fire” but more like electrical wires burning badly…

it’s being towed here from kville this weekend. won’t know what is really wrong with it for a few days.ย 

i really don’t care what’s wrong with it.

i don’t think i’ll ever forget what it felt like to know, if i hadn’t managed to get lizzie out of the carseat in the needed amount of time, this was all on my shoulders for not getting her out and grabbing the keys before her or the diaper bag after getting her. i realize fully the car did NOT explode, but i did not know this at the time so the emotions were what they were, raw and the most difficult i’ve felt in my life.ย 

this is the first time i’ve had an emergency situation with my daughter. it was horrible! i am so grateful we are fine!

*i apologies to my sistas who will feel very out of loop when reading this. i barely got this convo out to mom so i decided not to put myself through saying this all out load again. i know you understand! cuz you are the bestest! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. sarah n says:

    very scary!! Glad you are ok! I hope tomorrow is better for you!

  2. oh, how scary!!!! it is hard to imagine how many horrible thoughts can race through your head in a few moments time like this!!!!! Glad you are safe!!! (and hopefully be able to get a good nights sleep tonight….I think you deserve it!!! what a day!!!

  3. stampit74 says:

    Glad you have emergency mode! I remember having trouble w/the Park Ave. everytime I went somewhere, after the accident when you were five…that car was never the same…always “steaming”! ugh! cars are such a PAIN! well, guess I’ll be driving to see you more than you driving up to see us! silly car! WHAT?!!! Just when we started making great plans for FUN!
    I’m sure it’ll be good to go again…it’s gotta!

  4. Heather says:

    oh ummmm WOW!!!!!! just now seeing this! I”M SO GLAD YOU ARE SAFE! God is watching over you!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. MC says:

    oh my goodness!!!! wow! I felt just freaked reading it!!! I’m so glad it didn’t explode and so glad you and LF are okay! wow! Hopefully it’s nothing too major…i’ll say some prayers.

  6. jenifriend says:

    wow breanna! it’s really frightening to read your post and think about how quickly life can change. it’s just a reiteration to all of us that our life is not in our own hands, rather it’s in His. i’m hoping that in your midst of feeling overwhelmed you were able to take a step back from all of this and see pas thte stress. thinking of you!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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