I am having a really hard time right now. I just feel like I am an emotional wreck. The past 10 days has been very rough. Last Friday, the 6th, a friend of ours 8 yr old boy was in an ATV accident. He had a shattered femur and a skull fracture, which has caused his brain to bleed and swell. He is still in an induced coma and no one is really sure what the outcome will be. This happened a little over a yr after our cousins 11 yr old daughter was killed in an ATV accident. So, it has really hit home for me. To top all of this off, my parents were in a really bad car accident Friday night. My mom broke her wrist and is very bruised and banged up. My dad has a concussion and is pretty banged up as well. I'm glad it wasn't worse. I'm just having a really hard time because I am so far away from my parents. I have been crying off and on since I found out Saturday morning. My mom has always been the one to take care of everyone. So, she is having a really hard time not being able to do anything. And my dad has been disabled for 16 yrs so he cannot really help. I told my mom that I wanted to come down for a couple of weeks to help them out and she told me that 2 weeks just really isn't going to help her. She will still be in a cast after I leave and that she still won't be able to drive and use her hand. It really hurt my feelings. I know she is having a tough time, but I just want to be able to help them. I just don't know what else I can do being so far away. I know it sounds silly, but I guess I just never thought anything would ever happen to my parents. It definitely put things into perspective for me. What I wouldn't give to be closer to them. Maybe one day.
6 months ago