LIFE CAN CHANGE IN A SECOND

Accident Scene

Time suspended
Moments tick by
Inside a cloud
Surreal existence
Lines on the road
Warp speed
Conversations with God
Angels sing
Gripping fear
Gentle peace
So many prayers
A premonition
Date with destiny

I have so much I can write about; I am not sure where to start.

Last week I knew something was wrong with my son. He went away for a weekend so it wasn’t unexpected that he didn’t check in, but when I didn’t hear from him – I just knew.

When he finally was able to call, he had been in the hospital for 20 hours. He had a major accident and was airlifted to a trauma center. He lost his phone, and with his head injury he could only remember my old telephone number.

The first thing I want to say is memorize your loved one’s telephone number. Write them down on a piece of paper and put them in your wallet. Just make sure everyone has the ability to reach each other in an emergency.

The next thing is that the power of prayer is magnificent, and I want to thank all the wonderful people who prayed for my son! I KNOW IT IS WORKING!

I was mired in fear. I had to drive 15 hours to get to him, all the while waiting for updates that felt like eons in between. My brain went to the outer reaches and thought up every possible scenario – so many of them unwanted.

I had to remember all the work I have done over the past 11 years. I had to stop my monkey brain and forget about the negative thoughts. I had to let go of the fear and lean hard into my faith. I had to reign in the outer bands and bring my awareness into the exact moment in which I was living.

My poor baby sustained the following injuries:

4 fractured ribs
a broken clavicle
orbit fracture
skull fracture
zygomatic arch fracture
brain contusion
subarachnoid hemorrhage
subdural hematoma
and multiple scrapes and lacerations

He has a challenging recovery ahead and will be out of work for quite some time (he is a hairdresser and can’t move his right arm for 6 weeks.) He has a great circle of friends who are rallying to help. Two friends have set up a Go Fund Me campaign to help with the mounting medical bills and living expenses. If you would like to contribute HERE IS THE LINK TO THE GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN. Prayers are just as important ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you!

I know he is an incredibly strong man who will fight every day to do his best, and I will be there to help him any way that I can. I am Blessitude that I am able to put my life on hold to be able to help him. I don’t think I have been able to express here exactly what I feel, because I am not sure that I have been able to feel it yet.

I send love and light to you all and wish that you and your loved ones are all in a safe place (and that you can always reach one another!)

Blessitude

Lorrie <3

08/07/2022

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38 thoughts on “LIFE CAN CHANGE IN A SECOND

  1. How scary! Thank goodness he’s on a recovery route though. I’ve been thinking about this concept lately a lot too b/c my back door neighbor has recently been diagnosed with cancer and she went from vibrant and thriving to extremely ill and fragile in a few short weeks. It’s been jarring. Not as jarring as something happening to your own child though! Sending prayers

    1. Thanks for your heartfelt love and prayers, Kristen. Life truly can change in a moment…or a few moments strung together. I am sorry to hear about your friend, I know how shocking that kind of decline can be. I am Blessitude! We are on a healing journey with two steps forward one day, and a step or two back the next. I am grateful to be here to help.
      Sending good thoughts and energy your way <3

  2. oh Lorrie! I am so sorry this happened to your son. I will pray for him. It’s so nice to hear his friends are helping him out so much. And that his mom would drive 15 hours to reach him. May all that goodness, and the prayers, and financial help, keep him safe and loved, and improving every day. I do not currently have a credit card, mine was hacked. But when I get a replacement, I will absolutely go to the gofundme. So much love sent your way Lorrie! And to your son also. xoxo

    1. Oh, Linda…thank you so much for your beautiful response. My heart couldn’t be more full that he has such wonderful friends and that his injuries were not worse…they could have been so much worse! I still feel numb and like I am just going through the motions of daily life…it’s just about exactly one week since I got the call. I hope things are well with you…and again…thank you ๐Ÿ’œ

  3. I’m sorry to hear about your son Lorrie. Thankfully, you and his friends are there to support him in what may be a long recovery. Hugs, prayers, and blessings to you both. ๐Ÿ™

    1. Oh, Brad…thank you!! And THANK YOU!! I am so grateful for your hugs, prayers, and your generous donation. It touches my heart that you went out of your way to help.
      I hope that things are going well for you, Brad.

        1. I really appreciate your support, Brad! I always tried to fight boredom…but after this week I might have a different opinion! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sending lots of inspiration to touch your soul! ๐Ÿ’œ

  4. Oh my dearest Lorrie…… I am so, sorry to be reading this and the trauma of it all for your Son, yourself and your family…. You know dear friend I am sending love and healing energy to you and your son…. I will keep him in my prayers.. And God and faith has helped you keep focused I am sure of it..

    It sounds like he has a wonderful set of friends surrounding him and that they will be helping him along with you to help heal him to full recovery….
    My heart is with you..
    No need to reply to this…. Just focus upon your son and yourself Lorrie…
    Much love from the UK… <3 <3 <3

    1. Hi Sue…thank you so much! It has been quite the week, and yes, there is a lot process. I know for certain that prayers were being said around the world and I know they worked. His injuries are pretty significant, and yet I see evidence of healing every day. When we come together for good and we send healing energy – good things happen.
      I hope all is well in your part of the world ๐Ÿ’œ

  5. Oh Lorrie, my heart goes out to your son and to you his mother. I canโ€™t even begin to imagine the angst and worry you must have felt and endured and all those hours driving to him. Yes, a mother knows, when something isnโ€™t right. I send you both all my prayers and love and will keep him in my thoughts for a full recovery. Take care and be strong my friend ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™

    1. You betcha, Miriam…thank you! We all must be strong and take each moment as it comes. He has ups and downs…good days and bad days. I am so grateful I can be here with him. There are so many reason to be thankful…grateful! I so appreciate you reaching out and sending love and prayers๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™

  6. That would have been so scary for you Lorrie! Such a huge accident. Sending my love and prayers to you and your son. I hope he recovers well over time ๐Ÿค—

    1. Thank you, Karen…thank you so much! Each day is different, and I’m beginning to worry about his emotional state. Things were going so well for him this is quite the shock. But he is strong and he will work through this. There are many lessons here.
      I hope you are well๐Ÿ’œ

  7. Lorrie, I feel certain you will be sharing so many insights from this experience. It is absolutely true how life can change in an instant. We could use that knowledge to live in fear, or instead live with deep appreciation for each and every moment. I am SOOO thankful Jason is going to be okay. Of course, those words are not to discount his difficult recovery.
    Thinking of you and Jason as he steps slowly on his journey of healing!!

    1. Thank you, Judy๐Ÿ’œ I know what you mean…no discounting. As terrible as his injuries are, they are not life-threatening at this time….and that is EVERYTHING!! It has been a strange week…at times it flies…others it drags…he has a really good day…and then a really bad day. It feels like there are so many changes it is hard to get into a rhythm. He has really good friends who are helping to keep his spirits up. I’m tired…in a way I haven’t felt in a long time…and I got stung by something!!! It hurt so bad…and now it itches like crazy. I tried not to take benadryl…but think I have to break down and take it.
      Hope all is wonderful by you…and that you are busy creating something wonderful. And thank you so much for your support all week…I am Blessitude! ๐Ÿ’œ

  8. Sending love and light to continue Jasonโ€™s healing โ€ฆ and calming nurturing energy for him and you. Breathe it in and trust in the capacity of prayer, love and the bodyโ€™s ability to tune in to this healing energy๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ž

    1. Oh Val, I’m so grateful for your loving, caring, intuitive nature. I needed your words just now and I am taking a few breaths and feeling it. Jason has been alternating good days, with bad days. I remember the first good day I was so happy and then the next day it was sad and a bit scary. His body is working hard to restore health, but there is a lot to do. I am beyond grateful for the healing intention group, as I know that love and healing has reached him.
      There are many lessons for us all. I am trying to set aside time each day for alone time to sort my feelings and look for wisdom.
      Thank you, Val. I hope all is well in your part of the world๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™

  9. I’m so very sorry to hear about your son’s serious accident! I can’t imagine how hard that must have been to hear, especially with such a long drive to the hospital. If I’m reading this right, it sounds as if he is now “over the hump” and on the road to recovery, which is wonderful news! I’ll be praying for him for sure, and for you too, as you help him through his healing.

    1. Hi Ann…yes…thank God his injuries are no longer life-threatening. It was frightening…the call…the drive…and I will never forget the look on his face when I walked through the door!! The hardest part was knowing he was alone for 20 hours and couldn’t reach me!!
      Thank you for your prayers ..I KNOW they have helped him (us) in miraculous ways!!
      I hope that all things are wonderful in your world ๐Ÿ’œ

  10. Lorrie, I am so with you right now and my heart goes to you and your son. How scary all of that has been, most certainly. I pray all will be well, that he heals fully from his injuries. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

    Itโ€™s okay to take your time to know how you feel and to respond naturally. Iโ€™m so glad that you can be with him. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

    1. Hi Ka!! Thank you so much. I know people from all over the world have been praying and it is working!!๐Ÿ˜Š It truly is a miracle as the injuries were quite severe and yet there is healing every day!! And yes, I think I am still on “donwhat you have to do” time and I will have time to sort it all out when I get home.
      I’ve missed you…but you cross my mind often and I hope that things are better than terrific!! Much love to you ๐Ÿ’œ

      1. Love you! I think of you, too! And we will always connect when itโ€™s the best time to do so. I will continue with prayers for your son! So grateful for all that support flowing in for him! Hereโ€™s to miracles and healing!! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’—

        1. Amen, Ka! Amen. Whatever word is way beyond grateful…that is what I am feeling.
          And I know we are connected no matter what…and come together in perfect timing.
          Really hope things are going well for you and your family!! ๐Ÿ’œ

  11. Sorry I hadn’t seen this until now. My heart goes out to you and your son. The whole thing brought tears to my eyes as I know the pain this would bring to a parent. It does sound like a long healing process. You are both in my prayers. Blessings!

    1. Awww….Kirt. Thank you! It was a terrible event for all of us. But he is healing and I count my blessings every single day, more so now after this accident! It could have been so much worse…I shudder to think of it.
      Prayers are so powerful…and I know so many were praying for us all. I am Blessitude!
      Hope you are well, my friend <3

  12. I’m thankful your son is healing and that you made it safely to his side after that challenging drive. Prayer IS powerful! Remember to take care of you, too, Lorrie. I’m praying your son has a full recovery. <3

    1. Thank you, JoAnna. Great advice…and I have been doing my very best to do that. Had this happened even a few short years ago I would not have done as well. The first two weeks I was numb…everywhere…emotionally and physically! The next week I slowly allowed the magnitude of the situation to trickle in.
      Being a parent to adult children really is a challenge. But he is walking his path and I am supporting him and not smothering him…at least I think so ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Hi Carol ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you so, so much! It has been a bit of a challenge, but we are all so grateful that his injuries were not worse ๐Ÿ™ Love, prayer, and healing thoughts have sustained us…I am so grateful!
      It has been a while since we connected, and I truly hope that things are going well in your world! I will be over soon to find out!! Sending love and light ๐Ÿ’œ

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