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Sunday, January 25, 2009

"Hores" d'oeuvre, Anyone?


I've been on a long six-hour journey, and am exhausted, so this post will be short. My youngest son was going to a friend's birthday party out in the country at dusk, traveling down unlit sharp-turning roads. Long story short, he was forced off the road by an oncoming driver who crossed the center line. Son (aka Court Jester) had no choice but to hit the huge ditch and embankment. In doing so, he went airborne and then the car's rear flipped over the front and also spun 180 degrees. The cops couldn't believe he'd missed the huge electrical pole and trees lining the embankment. Miraculously, my baby didn't get a scratch even though the vehicle is totalled. Thankfully, he had on his seat belt. I've just got two things to say: Thank You, God, and everyone hug your babies today!



Now, here's a little something you might enjoy in the form of a third grade class assignment:




{Hors d'oeuvre picture from photobucket.com}

30 comments:

Hilary said...

Oh Angie, I'm so glad he was ok. How terrifying. Too bad about the vehicle, but what a relief to know he walked away from it. I'm waiting up for my own kidlet to arrive home from being out with friends. It's almost 2 AM and I always worry.

Marilyn said...

THANK GOD he's ok!
It is so hard to read something like that and even worse to live it.

Thank you for finishing up with a good hores story.

Bella@That damn expat said...

Phew, I'm glad he is ok. I can't even imagine getting a phone call that your child was in an accident. That must have been scary, Angie.

jinksy said...

Lucky escape, what? Hope heartrate has calmed by now.

As for the junior author, they're obviously a next generation blogger in the making..

Rebecca Nazar said...

I love happy endings and guardian angels.

Amy Nathan said...

oh geez, i'm glad he's ok. are you ok??

((hugs))

DebraLSchubert said...

Angie, I don't know what's going on out there. This is the third serious accident I've heard about in two days. Thankfully, in all three cases, no one was really hurt. (Not physically, anyway. It sure does take a temporary toll on your mental well being, though doesn't it?)

I'll give my babies an extra hug today.

I bet my husband would like a hores too, sometimes! ;-)

Kathryn Magendie said...

OMG ANGIE!!!!!!! OH!!! My heart's in my throat; my stomach turning -- oh I am so so so so so so glad he is all right...oh geez....

Jessica said...

ROFL Eek! I totally screamed at the letter, with laughter of course!!! Too funny. I'm about to read it to my husband.
I'm so glad your son is okay. What a miracle! I'm hugging my babies right now.

I gave your blog an award too. :-)

Patresa Hartman said...

Oh, Angie! Wow! So so so grateful your son is okay. How horrifying. That must have been an awful phone call to receive. Wow. Giant love to you and yours, Lady. Good grief.

And thank you for the post about hores. I like hores, too. I just recently took some hores riding lessons. (So wrong!)

Linda Hoye said...

Praise the Lord for your son's safety! I can only imagine your relief this morning.

Loved the hores story too!

Carrie Wilson Link said...

What a story! Angels, angels everywhere!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hilary, I hope yours arrived safely! Isn't it just one of the worst aspects of being a parent?

Thanks, Marilyn.

Bella, that's one of the weird things...his call never came through b/c cell connections between here and where he was out in the "cowntry" are bad. I called HIM because I had a bad, weird feeling about 6 minutes after the wreck!

For sure, Jinksy.

Rebecca, me and you both, girl!

Thanks, Amy. I'm fine and fit and full of gratitude today. :)

Yeah, Debra, spread the hugs around, and maybe a few hores too. LOL

Kat, you know it, friend.

Well, thank you, Jessica! How sweet. :)

LOL, Ms. Patresa!! Glad it was you gettin' the lessons and not the hubs.


Yes, Linda! Praise and thanksgiving indeed. Now that the shock and awe have worn off, the bad bad scenarios keep trying to creep in, but I won't let 'em. :)

Anonymous said...

Glad all turned out ok. This is the most frightening call to get. We had our first one about a month ago. Climbing accident. All well since there are no nerve endings in the May boys heads. Will give him a hug next time I see him.
Oren

Hookah Girl said...

Glad that your son was safe!

Barbara said...

Oh, my gosh! That's just terrible about your son, but soooo glad he's ok. From one mother to another, I can't tell you the times I have prayed that my children would get home alive.

Loved the little story. I laughed so hard, I cried!!!

Janna Qualman said...

Angie, that gives me chills! I'm so glad he's okay.

And LOL! My daughter is learning how to read and sounds out her written words. I can see something like this with her!

Debbie said...

I am so glad your son is OK. What a terrifying story. (About the hores, I meant.)

Deb Shucka said...

So glad Court Jester is okay. Maybe he could borrow the hores until he finds another vehicle.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Now that's a hores of a different story. So glad your son is all right.

t i m said...

That’s a very lucky escape – delighted to hear he’s ok.

Ang said...

Thank God he was okay. I always tell my kids it's others on the road you have to watch out for. And God surely was riding beside him.

Now for the writing assignment from the 3rd grader. How precious. I hope the child's parents keep that for years to come...out of the mouth of babes.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks, Carrie, and I'm so thankful for all different kinds of angels around us.

Oren, same genetic build with the Ledbetter males too. Scariest thing ever when they come so close to tragedy. Hugs to yours from me.

Thanks, Hookah. (And if you see this, I can't comment on your blog!) :)

Right, Barbara. Glad you liked the little school assignment. hehe

Janna, all I can say is check your baby's homework well. :)

L.O.L., Debbie & Deb S.!

Thanks, 2nd, and yes it was.

Thanks so much, t i m.

Yes indeedy, Ms. Ang.

kimmi said...

((((Angie)))). I'm so thankful he's okay.
hugs, hugs, hugs and more hugs.


And the assignment, how very funny, I almost wet my britches. : D

Kasie West said...

Wow! Scary. I'm so glad he's okay. What a true miracle.

Angie Ledbetter said...

kimmi, LOL, you are a true southerner with those expressions. :)

For real, Kasie. I keep telling him that over and over. (He's taking my old clunker jeep to school today...so gotta start the prayers all over again.)

Melissa Marsh said...

Oh, Angie! Thank the Lord he's ok!

Jenn Johansson said...

Oh Angie, I am so so glad he is alright. I am hugging my boys tight right now!

About the note, I laughed SO hard! That is hilarious! Thanks for sharing

Embee said...

I'm glad your son's okay. It just makes me want to forbid my son from ever learning how to drive. It's hard enough to let go without those kinds of stories. Ugh.

And the hores story was hysterical. I love the part about legs up in the air. Too funny.

writtenexpressions said...

I'm clearly behind in my blog reading. I'm SO glad your son is okay . . .

. . . and I don't know what the law is in Louisiana, but in Ohio it's illegal to buy hores at any age!

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