Unexpected News

Not a lot of things have really been going on in the last week or so, so I haven’t really had the desire to write a new post, and it’s summer so I’ve been rather lazy :P, but I started writing one last night and then scrapped it when my mom came in my room this morning and told me that my grandpap had passed away. :(

It’s not really that much of a shock; I’ve mentioned in previous posts how his health has been declining, and I’m really glad that we went up to visit them over Memorial weekend just to be able to see him. It made me really depressed seeing them like that, but I guess it prepared me for his death some.

I’m not real weepy, I don’t think I’ve even teared up yet, but I am still sad. He was my grandpap and, though I didn’t see him a whole lot, he still means a lot to me. We had a lot of good memories, and it’s hard to think that I will never see him ask my grandma for another peice of pie, or scoop of ice cream, or complain that she doesn’t ever feed him enough. The little things.

My family and I are heading up to Pennsylvania tomorrow since we already had plans for today. It’s Independence Day for those of you living in the USA (happy 4th!), and we’re going to my aunt’s for a barbeque and to swim and just hang out with friends. It will be nice before we have to leave, though it does dampen the spirits a bit.

We really don’t know any of the details as to when the funeral or viewing will be, but we hope that we will have tomorrow as a travel day since it’s such a long drive. I know getting there and seeing everyone will make it so much harder for me, so if you guys could keep me and my family in your thoughts and prayers, it would be greatly appreciated. <3

Nightmares Turn to Reality

I just want to say, be freaking thankful for everything you have and all the people in your life, because you don’t know when it’s going to be taken away from you. I just got in a car accident that scared the flippin’ shit out of me.

Me and my good friend Allison went out to the Rascal Flatts concert that was in town tonight with Sara Evans and a couple other people. We both love Rascal Flatts and have gone to a concert of theirs two years ago, and it was amazing. This one was no different.

It took about an hour to get out of the parking lot, and there was a ton of traffic once we got onto the road. We were just about to merge onto the highway when I heard screeching and the Jeep in front of us just stopped. Reflexively, I threw my hands up in front of my face, and Allison slammed on the brakes but we still slammed into the car in front of us.

The next thing I remember hearing is screaming. The airbags were deployed and there was glass everywhere. Allison was okay, and so was I. My God, I was so freaking scared. There were five cars total in the accident; we were the last one. One guy was screaming his head off and cursing at someone and the girl that was screaming was just sitting on the side of the road with a bunch of people huddled around her, crying. We didn’t find out how badly she was hurt, but we saw blood.

Me and Allison got out and I called my mom. Someone had called 911 and shortly after the police and an ambulance came to take the girl to the hospital. My mom said she would come drive out. We tried to figure out why the first car just stopped from the people that we hit, but they didn’t know. They had heard that the guy’s brakelights didn’t work, but I don’t know if that’s the whole story or not.

I swear if someone was drinking, I’ll kill them.

I have never been so freaking scared in my life. I could not stop shaking the entire time after the accident. I am just so, so glad that Allison was okay. She thinks she hit her arm on something, so her arm kind of hurt, and both my knees hit something pretty hard, so I’m sure I’ll have bruises from that and from my seat belt. We were both wearing them. I just thank God we’re okay, we’re okay.

Cars can be replaced; people can not.

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