Thursday, June 11, 2009

One Year Later...

Well today is the year mark from the day me and Britt got in our car accident last year. I can’t believe that it was a year ago already. I still remember it like it was yesterday. In fact I probably remember it better than I remember yesterday. Isn’t it funny how traumatic things become so engraven in our minds. But really I am grateful for the experience because I learned a lot from it. I learned to never take advantage of anything in your life. If you care about someone you need to let them know it as much as possible. You never want to let opportunities pass you by to tell someone you care or to live your life to the fullest. I will never forget how that night before I left for that concert I gave my mom a hug and told her I loved her… We never really did that very often before that night so it was kinda weird. But I felt the urge to do it for some reason. And I can’t help but think about how that could have been the last thing I ever said to my mom and with that thought it makes me really grateful that that is what I said and did. Ever since my accident I have noticed that me and my mom tell each other that we love each other at the end of every conversation we have. And most of the time with my dad too. I need to do it more often with everyone though. I just never wanna let that opportunity go by and not take it now. But ya, I am grateful that both me and Britt ended up being ok and that it didn’t end any worse than it did! I occasionally get my headaches still and I expect that I probably always will but besides that I am back in good shape! These are just some pics of the car. That is my door that is open. They had to use the jaws of life to get me out and even that ended up taking them almost a half hour because my side of the car was so banged up the metal wouldn't tear and just bent.

I like this pic because you can see my headrest in it and you can see how the backseat is all the way up to my headrest. That's how bad my side of the car was banged up.

This is Britt's seat. It broke on impact so she was reclined in the back seat. It knocked her unconscious so she doesn't remember anything from the accident.

Here is a far away shot of the car.

This is a lovely shot of my head, I know. It's pretty nasty looking. This was after they had stapled it.

This is a pic of some of the staples over my 4 inch gash. I was really grateful that my brother Nick was there with me when they stapled my head because it was extremely traumatic and I don't think that I could have done it alone. Poor guy though, I don't think it was a very fun experience for him. But I was so relieved he was there. I remember that as soon as the ambulance pulled in to the hospital and the doors opened he was there at my feet. I started crying again the second I saw him because I was so relieved to have someone I loved there. Especially since my parents got stuck in a 2 hour parking lot on the freeway that the accident created. He held my hand the whole way in and the whole time they were stapling my head. I am so glad he was there. I love him and I am so glad he is my big brother!

This was after I had a whole lot of pain killers and they hadn't touched my cut in a couple hours... haha

This is the newscast from Channel 13 of our accident.

Here is me and Britt at her wedding 6 months later! Both healthy!


Isaac Family said...

That is so crazy Mel! It's funny how it takes a moment like that to make you change your actions. That's really sweet that your brother was there for you too. I'm so thankful for families!!!!

Jen'n'Jordan said...

Okay, I so did not need to cry tonight! I remember my mom calling to tell me about the accident, and I just started to shake. I was so scared, then relieved that you were okay. But when I saw those pictures the first time, it made me sick! I'm so glad you're okay! I didn't realize that Nick had been there; that's awesome. :)

Diana said...

I'm glad you are still around too, Mrs. future Isaac!!!!