Saturday, July 03, 2010

That Silly Deer

{my boys- taken by miss kaitlyn}

I had a dream the other night that I was an incredible writer and funny. Both of which are a stretch, I know. The minute I awoke, I had all these great and crazy ideas for fun blogs posts. And now, days later, I have forgotten all of them.

Probably because I have a bad memory anyways.

And being pregnant sure doesn't help the areas of my memory.

One thing I sure won't forget is our recent trip to Utah. It was such a much needed break from the crazy life we lead lately. Our bright idea to drive half way to Denver back fired when we hit a deer in Sterling, Colorado at 11pm at night leaving our car undrivable. Sterling is in.the.middle.of.nowhere and that seems to be amplified when it's pitch dark outside.

Good thing I just happen to have an insurance guy with me at all times and it helps that he's an eagle scout too.

Had this accident happened 20 years ago, it would have been interesting what we would have done. I'm sure a midnight hike would have been in store. Which sounds like fun until you throw an overtired 2 year old into the mix.

With only a phone call, we were waiting for help to come to us on the side of the road with semi's passing us at 75 miles and hour.

So stress ensued. And then disbelief with a little bit of joking mixed in. But no tears. Because I was happy we were all safe and felt truly blessed for that.

All the tears were all saved for the next day when everything hit me.

When I felt like life had been giving us lemon after lemon. As I made the decision to turn towards a more mundane life in the last few months, life seemed to be more surprising and eventful than ever.

And that broke me.

That silly deer broke me. How funny is that?

Such a simple thing that turned my world upside down.

Shortly after returning home from our great visit with family at Bear Lake in Utah, I was watching this video.

And I wept even more.

I love being a mother. It truly is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it's also the greatest. There is really nothing more important.

Nothing in the world-- no creative blog posts can compare, no little inconveniences can take away from this. I hope you know how much I love all of you.... many of which are mothers and have influenced my life greatly.



Courtney said...

What a wonderful post! It's crazy how we think we are holding it together so well and then something like a stupid deer sends it all crashing down.
Sending you some love! It will get so much better. I love those Mormon Messages- genius idea, whoever got that started.

Cambria said...

I'm so glad you guys were safe through it all. Your post made me cry (which, of course, in our family is a compliment!) Love you!

Cindy Lou said...

I am catching up after too many vacations--and a lot of FUN time with family!! Thanks for your post and for sharing the video. I also cried as I watched it (shocker, huh?). What a great reminder and boost.

Love you!!