Tuesday, August 30, 2005

It could have been my kid.....

Yesterday afternoon we got an email from Jacob's football coach, letting us know that the sister of one of the LYF players and daughter of one of the coaches was invovled in a very serious car accident over the weekend. Amber, 12, was life flighted to Children's Hospital and had to undergo 4 hours of surgery to create a hole in her skull to relieve the pressure from her swelling brain. Apparently there is damage to her vision. She is sedated and on a ventilator. The poor child! The poor family! She was riding in a car with friends that turned in front of an SUV at the intersection just blocks from our house. It appears all the kids in the car where relatively young (16 and under) and the accident it seems, most likely, a result of a young driver...it breaks my heart...The kids had a moment of silence last night at practice. You can check out the article on the accident here http://www.channelcincinnati.com/news/4906725/detail.html

It could have been my child, riding with a friend.....We are very picky about who our children can ride with. Brett has one friend that he is permitted to ride in a car with, Hannah has none. Fortunately most of their other friends, even though they are of drving age, haven't gotten their license yet, although their friend Sarah now has her temps. Brett has a couple of friends who are on the verge of getting their temps. I already know 2 he will never be permitted to ride in a car with! Teens seem to think they are invincible!

In 8 months Brett gets his temps and I am scared to death. And only 9 months after he can get his license, Hannah will be able to get hers. I have a sneaky feeling that all those sleepless nights I spent with them as babies will be nothing compared to the sleepless nights I spend when they are driving!

3 comments:

hestiahomeschool said...

We have made no effort at all to encourage Mandy to get her license...she is seventeen and a half. I don't think she has enough common sense to drive yet--besides, she needs to wear glasses and she won't...and Davesays she has to help pay the insurance. I let her ride with Rachael, who is 21, Derek, who is 23, and Tim who is 21--and that's as young as they get. I remember too vividly how reckless we drove when I was a kid...

Laura said...

Exactly! The only "kid" Brett is premitted to ride with is Christopher Day...could I ask for a more level headed kid?

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