The Hubs and I wanted to take a minute to wish you all a very happy Father’s Day weekend. I thought I would take a minute to leave you with a personal post, as Father’s Day is a day that we hold very dear to our hearts.
The Hubs and I quietly pay celebration to living every Father's Day, it has special meaning for us, even more so than Christmas. Eleven years ago we almost lost our daughter in a horrific car accident. She was driving home from her job as a life guard, at the local community center, on her way to join us at our traditional family BBQ.
We'll never know exactly what happened along the deserted road that day. Reports are that a careless construction truck's tail gate accidentally opened and began losing it's load of gravel as it moved along Airport Road. This is likely what caused her to spin out of control. She landed deeply embedded into a power pole, the truck continued on, leaving her behind, pinned in the drivers seat unnoticed, in it's rocky wake. We are so very grateful, that there happened to be a passer by that came along and stopped to call for assistance.
She was just barely 18, just getting ready to start her new adventures into adulthood at college. The sight of a Life Flight, flying over head, still haunts us both and makes us take pause every time we hear one. Have you ever noticed the very distinctive sound their engines make? Her recovery was very long and the strength and closeness that it brought to our family, to this day, is unforgettable. There isn't a Father's Day that goes by that we don’t stop and ponder about how grateful we are to have our family whole and healthy. And feel so blessed, that somehow, a guardian angel had taken up a post on my daughters shoulder that day. With that, I'd like to say thanks so much for allowing me the indulgence, and the comfort of knowing it's okay, to pour my emotions out on the keyboard, and wish everyone in our little coupon community, a wonderful and safe weekend. You are the best! Thank you.
A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again. ~Unknown