Well, here we are. The dreaded day after.
Not only am I hurting (holy cow, am I sore!), but now comes the fun part. Dealing with the car insurance, the hospital bills, worrying about how to get new transportation, worrying about missing work, worrying about driving again and not being with the kids while I’m lying around recuperating, etc. etc. etc. If I let myself get caught up in thinking of all of that, I could get pretty depressed. And actually almost did this morning.
But then, I remember.
As Mr. Rogers so eloquently put it in his quote above, I need to remember the ‘helpers.’ Not only the helpers that were at the scene yesterday – most of which I don’t even know their names and will most likely never see again – but also the helpers that are still here. The ones who have called to check on me, who have read my blog, who have sent out their well wishes through the internet. My boss and co-workers who are understanding and picking up the slack from my not being there today, my kids for calling and texting to check on me and their dad for graciously taking care of them and telling me not to worry and to stay at Richard’s and rest. And dear, sweet, wonderful Richard. Who has taken me in and cooked dinner for me and made sure I was comfortable and asked me how I was feeling every 10 minutes or so. And who has offered me a vehicle to drive until everything else gets worked out. My dad, who has called multiple times to make sure I’m still ok, my grandma, my mom, my siblings, my close friends, etc. etc. etc.
I am truly surrounded by goodness. Sweet, kind, unselfish goodness.
Yes, it stinks that I was in a wreck and totaled my car. And yes, the aftermath of the paperwork and tediousness may make me crazy for a while. But I just have to remember to make myself stop and reflect. Stop and look around and realize how truly blessed and loved that I am. Remember that I’m not alone and never will be.
Remember the helpers.
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
– John Bunyan