When the World Stops (and next week’s Herbal Medic Kit lesson)


shy senior

My beautiful daughter, Shyanne, was in a bad car accident last night.  As I raced down the highway to Colorado Springs, in what felt like slow motion, I realized that though where we want to live, what we do, and how big our gardens are important, well, no, no, they really aren’t.  What is important is that my little girl who has been connected to my hip since birth and my spirit since long before be okay.  That my children are well.  That my husband is well.  That my family and dear ones are okay.

As she made her way through a green light during traffic, a young man did a U-turn in front of her and she collided quickly and harshly into their side door.  Her face slammed into the steering wheel.  Her Jeep totaled, the passenger of the other car taken quickly to the hospital, the driver was left with a bleeding knee and panic.  Shyanne, in her own shock, ran around trying to help before folks started to calm her and took the phone from her to speak to me.  Her eyelid bled and bulged and swelled shut.  Her body still in rigid shock.

shy and jake

Four hours later the hospital staff stated the obvious, found as many people to charge as possible, and sent us on our way.  By then Shyanne’s tears fell through her swollen face as the gravity of the situation took toll.  How would she get to work?  How would she get anywhere?  Her pain starting to waft in.

Emily stayed with her last night.  I will take my medicines and food to her today.  I wish we all lived closer.  But I am thankful because I know that the result of that accident could have been so much worse.  So. Much. Worse.  And so this holiday season, and beyond, I will remember what is really important and be grateful each day.  Oh Gi Daw Da, Wado, for my family.

little ones

Next week I will show you how to prepare an herbal medic kit.  We need to be ready when needed.




14 Comments Add yours

  1. juliepullum says:

    How awful for her, accidents are very scary, and as you say can have such an horrific ending it doesn’t bear thinking about. You are all in our thoughts

    1. Katie Lynn says:

      Thank you, Julie. Has your package arrived?

    2. Katie Lynn says:

      That first car accident can be so scary. Hopefully she won’t be scared to drive!

  2. Donna McAtee says:

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    1. Katie Lynn says:

      Thank you! She is healing quickly.

  3. Liza says:

    Praying for healing of the body and the mind this morning! Blessed be that your precious daughter walked away from the accident!

  4. Linda says:

    I’m so glad she was able to go home! I’m praying for her speedy recovery.

    1. Katie Lynn says:

      Oh my baby! No we pray for a good insurance company experience!

  5. KIA says:

    hoping for a speedy recovery. -KIA

    1. Katie Lynn says:

      Thank you very much!

  6. Genevieve says:

    Thank God it wasn’t worse! Still so scary! Praying for her recovery.

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