Monday, November 15, 2010

Thankful

It's been a crazy couple of days. There was a horrible accident on Saturday outside of San Diego and Zach's dad and stepmom, William and Melanie, were seriously injured. They are going to be ok, and I am so so so so grateful for that.

There is a news article below with all the details, it is so scary. Zach's dad is an experienced motorcyclist and Melanie was riding on the back of the bike. We are so grateful they survived and our prayers and condolonces go out to those families who lost someone.

We were already planning on going to San Diego for Thanksgiving, but now we have moved up our flights several days and will be spending some time down there. There is nothing we can do but we just have to be there.
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Right now, the latest is that they are both doing ok, all things considered. William had survery on his wrist and foot and has some small breaks in his ribs and pelvis. Melanie had a head injury but is improving and will be ok. She also has a broken leg. They will both be in the hospital for a while, but William will probably be out in a week or so. I just can't wait to see them and hug them (gently) and help out however we can.


This really has been a shock but it has also made us count our blessings- they are alive, they will be ok, and they will be around for future Thanksgiving dinners and Turkey Trots for years and years. This Thanksgiving holiday will be a strange one, but we will be more thankful than ever.















8 comments:

Ewen said...

That was a terrible accident. So glad that Zach's dad and stepmum are going to be OK. Awful for the families and loved ones of those who didn't survive. It's the luck of the draw when something like that happens. We should be thankful for every day. Take care.

Layla said...

Oh my gosh, I heard about that crash but didn't expect it appear in one of the running blogs I always read. I'm so glad your family will be physically OK.

Kim said...

thoughts and prayers are with you jen. definitely this is a week to be thankful.

Alisa said...

SOOOOOO scary! So glad to hear that everyone is doing okay, considering the circumstances.

I know they will appreciate your being there for them.

aron said...

this is so scary and i am so glad they are ok. continued thoughts and prayers being sent your way <3

Susan - Nurse on the Run said...

How scary!! I'm glad everyone is okay...I'll be thinking about your family!

Beth said...

How scary! I'm glad everyone is going to be ok.

Tara said...

SO scary :( I am so glad they are are "ok" and my thoughts are with you and your family!