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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I Panic and Practically Spout Poetry

I had a motherbitches post all planned for you today. I really wanted to tell you the rest of the story that I hinted at on one of my post-its yesterday.

I think it will make you laugh and roll your eyes.

But, I guess Wednesday is rapidly becoming my day when I'm actually serious for once and pour my heart out to you. Last week, it was about Bear's struggles.

This week.....

Yesterday afternoon, my phone rang.

It was Hubs, telling me that he had been in a car accident.

He was driving home from Raleigh, about 2 hours or so away from here.

He was on a major highway(40 for any of you familiar with the area), when he started to slide.

The truck started to spin out.

If he hadn't somehow managed to gain a little bit of control, he would have spun out into oncoming traffic.

As it was, the truck spun around more times than he could count.

He said he felt like it was going to flip.

Somehow, there wasn't much traffic around him and what there was managed to avoid him.

The truck went off the side of the road and down an embankment, where it slammed into several trees.

All of the windows shattered.

The truck could have kept going down the hill and probably flipped, but was stopped by the trees.

The truck is totalled.

Hubs, though, is fine.

He's a little sore and I'm sure he will be feeling even more sore when he wakes up this morning.

But, he's fine.

Monday is our seven year wedding anniversary. I have engagement pics in this post to share with you. Weren't we just so cute?
Seven years.

We've had our ups and downs.

If you would have asked us both around the 2 year mark how long we thought we'd make it, the answer probably would have been: probably not until 3 years, unless the divorce papers haven't quite gone through yet.

So, I do mean ups and DOWNS.

Somewhere along the line, we grew the hell up and realized what it takes to make a marriage work.

And we have no doubts that we'll be together forever.

But, one phone call is all it takes to remind you that sometimes "forever" might not be as long as you think.

Go show your husband, your wife, your kids, your whoever-means-a-lot-to-you some love today.

We will be back to our regularly scheduled programing tomorrow, as well as the dance-off on Friday.

And I won't forget about the motherbitch story.

More Wordful Wednesday at Seven Clown Circus

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Blogger Missy | Literal Mom said...

Oh my goodness! Thank GOD he's ok! Wishing you both a quick recovery (emotionally and physically) from this. Can't wait to hear the other story, when you get the time. Take care until then.

March 3, 2010 at 6:53 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

It's true, forever isn't infinite in our lives and we take that for granted.

I have my own story that proved that too me. I real eye opener.

I am glad he is okay, hope he isn't too sore. Hoping you manage to find some time to get some rest yourself.

March 3, 2010 at 7:07 AM  
Blogger RN Mama said...

So glad your husband is okay. One of my blog friends here in MI is a girl who lost her husband 18 months ago, he dropped dead at work. A few days/weeks later she also lost the baby she was carrying. Her story is always a great reminder to me of how precious life truly is.

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! I have been married 7 years too:)

March 3, 2010 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Dual Mom said...

Holy crap close calls like that gives me shivers.

So glad he wasn't hurt. By the way you describe it, the accident could have been COMPLETE mayhem. It's scary to think how life can change so quickly, isn't it?

March 3, 2010 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Wow... he is one lucky guy... must be SOMEONE knew all he had to go home to. Also, the first 2 years? Totally suck, and they should tell you that in premarital classes. Just saying.

March 3, 2010 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Glad your husband is ok. A good reminder how quickly life can change.

March 3, 2010 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

Beautiful post!! I loved it.

I am just so happy that your hubby is ok!! It's amazing how quickly everything we have can be taken from us and it is so important to appreciate it!

March 3, 2010 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Scary. Yes, you were cute. Glad he's home and safe. It puts everything in perspective.

March 3, 2010 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Congrats on your anniversary :)

March 3, 2010 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger danita said...

you are so right! hope he's okay! my parents live in raleigh, so i'm familiar with that highway--thank goodness it wasn't worse than it was.

March 3, 2010 at 7:36 AM  
Blogger Sugar Bear said...

You are so, so right. We don't know how long OUR forever will be, do we?

I am so glad your hubby is ok and that today you are able to hug him and kiss him and tell him you love him.

Life changes so fast sometimes it leaves us reeling...

Hugs to you AND I will hug MINE all little tighter today as well

March 3, 2010 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I'm happy he is ok! 40 is the worst, I try to avoid it as much as possible. Was it because of the weather?

March 3, 2010 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

It has been a week for me of reminding that life is short and time is precious.

Beautiful engagement pictures.

March 3, 2010 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger For the Love of Naps - Sarah said...

I am so glad that he is okay. Moments like that remind us and help us appreciate the everyday little things. Very sweet post.

March 3, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Stepping On Cheerios said...

So glad he's ok. You are so right about how long forever can be, and I can relate to DOWNS!

March 3, 2010 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger BNM said...

im so glad your hubby is okay.. things like that really make you think!!! Goin to give my hubs some smooches lol :)

March 3, 2010 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

My husband has seizures and they are controlled by meds but I think about this kind of thing a lot. The what ifs and God, I hope forever doesn't get cut short.

I'm happy that your hubby is OK and only sore. Happy Anniversary.

March 3, 2010 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Jene said...

How terrifying! I'm so glad he's ok, and that your forever can continue on.

March 3, 2010 at 8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad hubs is okay - so scary!

Congrat's on the 7 yr mark! Stinks that you'll be buying eachother a vehicle for your anniversary though.

March 3, 2010 at 8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and beautiful pictures! Funny how hubs looks so different and you don't look like you've aged at all!!

March 3, 2010 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger Ducky said...

Oh Shell, how scary!
And to be far away from him when it happened....

Happy Anniversary (early). We mark 7 years this year too...you make a very striking couple. :O)

March 3, 2010 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

Again, I'm so glad he's okay.

Congrats on 7 years. We hit ours last November.

You guys are so cute!!

March 3, 2010 at 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How scary. I'm so glad your hubby is ok.
Happy Anniversary!

March 3, 2010 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Foursons said...

Wow, glad to know he is alright! Y'all were to freakin' cute way back when. Happy Anniversary.

March 3, 2010 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am so glad he is okay. I was really worried yesterday when I first read your tweet about the accident.
Thank God for trees!

Your engagement pics are too cute. Plus your hubby is definite hubba-hubba material.

I can't wait for Friday!

March 3, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

Oh my goodness, I'm SO glad he's ok. *HUGS*

March 3, 2010 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Kearsie said...

Poor Shell. What a terrifying moment for you both.

March 3, 2010 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Thank God he is ok! The truck can be replaced...he can't. Thank you for that reminder!


~ Jennifer

March 3, 2010 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger CA Heaven said...

Yea, marriages are like that; ups and downs. Wife and I have been together for more than 25 years now and married for almost 20, and still keeping it going, it's almost unbelievable >:)

Hope your man is doing OK

March 3, 2010 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Jules AF said...

Phew! How scary.

Also, I'm looking forward to the bitchy post.

March 3, 2010 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

So glad Hubs is safe! How scary those calls are! Hugging my loved ones a bit closer.

March 3, 2010 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Oh, Shell! How scary! I lost a brother in a car accident many years ago, and a friend just lost hers last week. Life is short. Damn weather and car accidents. I'm SOOO glad your Hubs is okay. Hope you have extra special plans for your anniversary!

March 3, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Elena Sonnino said...

So scary!! Reminds us definitely never to take anything for granted. Glad your hubs is ok.... happy anniversary!

March 3, 2010 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Mama (Heidi) said...

So thankful that he is ok. Thanks for reminding all of us to hold tight to the ones you love.

March 3, 2010 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger StarGazer722 said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so glad he's ok. These type of things have a way of reminding us exactly how short life could be/ will be. I hope you and your hubs have a great anniversary!

March 3, 2010 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

I could feel my stomach tightening reading that. I'm so glad he's okay! The Husband and I have also been married 7 years, and he gave me a scare during a 'routine' procedure outpatient procedure that turned into a weeklong stay in PCU. Soooo not fun. Definitely makes you realize what's important! Happy Anniversary, I'm sure it's going to be special!

March 3, 2010 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

I'm so glad that he is okay. That's so scary, but your post is very true. Forever may not be as long as we think. Thanks for making me cry this morning :) And my Mom once told me that she and my Dad were close to divorce somewhere around the 5 year mark, and then one day...they grew up.

March 3, 2010 at 10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank goodness he's okay. I love that picture of you two together somewhat facing the camera. Y'all look so happy together. :)

March 3, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Shanilie said...

YIKES!!! SO glad he is ok. It is scary to hear of accidents.

Have a happy anniversary. my hubby and I have had our ups and downs in ways you can't even imagine haha. But that was more in our first years. Can't believe our 7 yr anniversary is coming up

March 3, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

That's awesome you worked through the downs and are still together.

My husband was in an accident 2 years ago that I'm still surprised he walked away from. Terrifying doesn't even begin to describe the feelings I got from that phone call. If you need an ear, I'm here.

March 3, 2010 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Oh my gracious, thank goodness he's ok! I worry so much about my husband. He is in his car pretty much all day going from jobsite to jobsite. I pray he makes it home safely every day.

March 3, 2010 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

I am crying. Honestly. You made me miss my husband so bad. Only two more months until he comes home...

I am so glad that your husband is okay. He must have had a guardian angel riding along with him yesterday.

March 3, 2010 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Twincerely,Olga said...

beautiful post Shell! so glad he is ok.I used to live in RDU and I know where you are talking about!!!
You two are adorable and I'm glad you are still together! marriage is so hard at times but what good thing isn't?

March 3, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger mintifresh said...

Man, I wish my hubby was home so I can hold him tight right now! He drives a lot for work and I always worry about him out there all day!

Happy Anniversary and that was beautifully written!

March 3, 2010 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

First and foremost, I'm so glad he's ok.
Second, those pictures are beautiful!
Third, darn it warn me before you make me cry...I read all this while I'm at work.
Fourth, thank-you! Thank-you for reminding me that forever, doesn't mean 100 years by his side. For reminding me how much my husband is my best friend and soul mate. For reminding me to not only tell him, but show him every day that I love him. For reminding me not to take for granted the time we do have together.
Thank-you for sharing this with us, so we can all remember how important every minute is.

March 3, 2010 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

How scary!! I am so glad that he is fine. I will keep you all in my prayers until everything (personal and truck wise) is settled.

March 3, 2010 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am so glad to hear that he's okay! Happy Anniversary :)

March 3, 2010 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I am so glad that he is ok!

March 3, 2010 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

I am so relieved to hear that he was okay...cars and trucks are replaceable but not people! I loved your post today, thanks for sharing your story it makes me feel stupid for my vent post today and I am going to call my hubby right now and bug him at work just to say love ya babe!


March 3, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

oh and ps your pics are fabulous!

March 3, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Ams said...

I am SO glad that he is okay... crazy business - and you are right. One minute everything is a-okay and the next anything can happen :(
Happy Seven Years my friend!!

March 3, 2010 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Mellodee said...

It is constantly amazing to me that life keeps providing these not-so-gentle nudges to help us re-focus on what is important and how very lucky one can be and just how very fragile our whole life structure can be!

How fortunate your hubs was!

March 3, 2010 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

I'm so glad that he is alright. Getting that kind of phone call really shakes you up!

Life can be so fragile.

Have a great anniversary celebration!

March 3, 2010 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger The Princess of Sarcasm said...

Surely you have filled your quota of "downs." Here's to you only having "ups" for the rest of your marriage!

March 3, 2010 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Elle said...

Oh, Shell, how scary!! I'm so glad that Hubs is okay. I can't imagine how shaken up you both were (are).

Congratulations on 7 years--that is totally awesome!

March 3, 2010 at 12:17 PM  
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March 3, 2010 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger gina said...

happy anniversary - thank god he is all right!

i like how you put it- at some point you grow up and realize marriage takes work and now you know you will be together forever. SO TRUE!! And there is a peace in such knowledge that even makes the hard times easier to bear. it's like this too will pass kind of mentality.

March 3, 2010 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Momma Fargo said...

Glad to hear he is OK. Stuff like this reminds us all to hug our loved ones...take care!

March 3, 2010 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Shannon K. said...

The last line of this post gives me tears in my eyes. What a scary experience.

March 3, 2010 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Crazed Mama said...

Glad he is OK! Beautiful pictures. Happy #7 and heres to many many more

March 3, 2010 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Lothiriel said...

Oh my goodness!! I'm glad to read he made it out fine! I'm teary eyed. This post reminded me of when Hubby had a heart attack and went to the ER with him. It was horrible, thinking there, imagining life without him.

Happy anniversary!!! (in case I forget Monday). Great pictures of you both!

March 3, 2010 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger Janae Moss said...

Oh no...SO scary.
Like you, we have had many ups and downs in our marriage. The first few years were killer. I actually just wrote about it on my blog on March 1st our anniversary :)
I am so happy your hubby is ok. I have heard one too many stories lately that didn't turn out as well.

March 3, 2010 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger {Kimber} said...

glad he is okay...
you are so right about not knowing
love the pics :)

March 3, 2010 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Claremont First Ward said...

Happy Anniversary. Marriage is a TON of work.

I'm SO very glad he is OK. Scary.

March 3, 2010 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

wow. I think there needs to be more blogs about other marriages struggling. Let's us know we are not ALONE!

I'll be hugging my hubby extra today. thanks for the reminder!

March 3, 2010 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger Sarah With Scissors said...

that would terrify me...

but everyone is okay and these are life's little reminders i guess.

Glad everyone's okay and i guess you'll be appreciating that anniversary ever so much more.

March 3, 2010 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Gucci Mama said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm SO glad your husband's OK!

March 3, 2010 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger meredith said...

gahhh, i'm so glad he's okay, all things considered!!!!! and hope you have the happiest of anniversaries!! moments like that really remind us to count our blessings.

on a sidenote, i'm constantly telling the bf that it's a good thing we don't live together because i maybe would have killed him in his sleep by now. that's how i know it's true love. (i don't know you well enough yet to make comments like that, but i did anyways. soooo, i'm *hoping* you get my snarky humor and aren't offended! lol)

looking forward to the motherbitch story, mwahaha!

March 3, 2010 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger MommyLisa said...

TOO Scary. I am glad he is okay and Happy Anniversary.

March 3, 2010 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

What a sad, but wonderful reminder for all of us. Sometimes we do take them for granted, get irritated, whatever, but they are ours.

March 3, 2010 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh how scary!! I'm so glad that he is all right. I had tears in my eyes reading your post! Happy Anniversary.

March 3, 2010 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger Olivia said...

Great post. I've had an almost identical call from my hubby and it does tend to sober you, for sure. Happy WW!

March 3, 2010 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger heather@actingbalanced.com said...

So glad he's ok! Happy anniversary and thanks for stopping by my blog!

March 3, 2010 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Micek said...

That is crazy scary!! It really does make you realize how much you love someone when you think they may not be there forever! I'm SO glad your hubby is ok! :)

March 3, 2010 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

That was so sweet! I'm happy for you and your family that everyone is safe tonight!

This doesn't mean I am not completely and totally looking forward to a motherbitches post!!
**btw -I've never been the 75th commenter before! This is great, for you! Wow!**

March 3, 2010 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger This Ro(a)mantic Life said...

So, so glad that your husband is unhurt. That accident sounds like a terrifying one.

Thinking of you and your family. Congratulations on seven years.

March 3, 2010 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I am so glad he is ok! Your right sometimes forever is not as long as you think.

March 3, 2010 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Shell..you gave me goosebumps. So glad your Hubs is OK. A reality check like that can sure make you take stock of what is important in your life.

March 3, 2010 at 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post made me cry. Loves it.

March 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, as I was reading this post Broken Hearted Girl by Beyoncé was playing. which is actually a really cute song.

"I don't wanna be without you, babe
I don't want a broken heart
Don't wanna take a breath without you, babe
I don't wanna play that part"

March 3, 2010 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Messy Mommy said...

Sometimes it only taked that one second to put life into perspective! So glad he's okay! LOVE the pix! Such a cute couple. And boy do I know what you mean by DOWNS! Looking forward to hearing about the motherbitch!

March 3, 2010 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Matt5verse6 said...

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. CONGRATULATIONS on your upcoming anniversary!!! It is nice to "meet" you and I wish you all the best.

Kindest regards,

March 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh I'm so glad he's ok!! Stuff like that always freaks me out. I had those same feelings when I got the call 2 weeks ago that hubby was in the hospital. It became a huge reminder to not ever take anything for granted!

And Happy Anniversary!! That's so great! Hubby & I just celebrated our 6th in December

March 3, 2010 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh sweetie you made my heart drop when I started to read this post! I'm so glad he's just sore!

We so are on the same time line, Rick and I would be 7 years this July. Same thing 2 years into bad things happened and you wouldn't get me to even think of the future. But life and another baby made me rethink :).


March 3, 2010 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger T.J. said...

YARS! Even though he's ok, it still gives me chills to hear a report like that! I will take your heed tonight :)

March 3, 2010 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger Tgoette said...

Wow, what a scary thing to happen, Shell. I'm so glad Hubs wasn't badly hurt and that you can still enjoy your 7th anniversary together. I'm gonna go give the wife a hug and kiss right now.

March 3, 2010 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger Karls said...

Nothing like a close call to bring you closer! Thank goodness he came out physically unscathed!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I can tell you and I are going to be great friends - mainly cause I'm totally entralled by your motherbitching!

March 4, 2010 at 1:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So SO glad your husband is OK.

And I love your pictures. You are 2 little cuties!!

March 4, 2010 at 2:55 AM  
Blogger Liz Mays said...

OMG!!! I am SO glad he's ok and that you have such a wonderful marriage and love!

March 4, 2010 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger MollyinMinn said...

Great reminder. Thanks for saying/writing it and being so honest!

March 4, 2010 at 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, you guys are ADORABLE and I now I hope you can spend the next 77 years together! I'm so happy for you that things are ok... what a nightmare for you to deal with. It just shows how quickly life can change and that you need to LIVE each day.

March 4, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Heather (One Take On Life) said...

Wow that just puts life in perspective. So glad your hubby is ok. Thanks for the wonderful reminder about how wonderful it is to be married and have that special someone, who isn't perfect, but is always there.

March 4, 2010 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

OMG, if we weren't totally gross and seperated at birth already, my seven year is coming up in May. Weird! Have fun at boot camp.


March 4, 2010 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

p.s. I'm sooooo glad he is ok. :)


March 4, 2010 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That was a fabulous post. I'm so glad he is okay.

March 4, 2010 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am totally bawling like a baby now. My heart stopped. Honey? He has a guardian angel looking out for him.

And your pictures? Beautiful.

Happy early anniversary. And can I totally get it about not thinking you'd last until year three.

So happy that we have all made it work. I heart you friend. And tell the husband I hope he feels better soon.


March 4, 2010 at 10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heyyyy, your marriage sounds a bit like mine! We'll be seven years this June, and we also got married on the beach. And we also came THISCLOSE to the D word.
I am so glad your hubby's okay after that freaky accident!

March 5, 2010 at 3:07 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

That is straight up terrifying and I'm so glad he's okay.

Congratulations on seven years together!

March 7, 2010 at 8:13 PM  

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