February 25, 2013

**Weekend Update**

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post today. A weekend that started out with celebrating a friend and saying "see you later" turned into a stressful couple days. 

We had a fun time Friday night with S's work crew and I got to hang with Lindsey and Liam. It was sad to see J leave, but I know that we will stay in touch with him for years to come. Hopefully one day we will find ourselves all in the same place again.

Sub Ball 2012

It rained and rained all day Friday and Saturday. We went out for sushi Saturday night with our friends  and their two year old then we grabbed some TCBY and headed home.

Just before midnight, S got a phone call from one of his students. They were heading back to base to meet their 12:00 curfew, when their taxi van was hit by a guy who was clocked just prior at 95 mph. He apparently was running from the cops due to having a bag of pot in his car. Seems like a great reason to lead the police on a wild chase which ends in hitting a cab full of innocent guys, who proudly serve our country, sending five of them to the hospital. The next couple hours consisted of contacting the command and the higher ups to alert them of what had happened and trying to figure out what needed to be done.

One of the students was checked out at the scene and was cleared to go home. Three of them were taken to a local hospital to get checked out; they only had minor bumps and bruises. The last two were taken downtown to the University hospital for more serious injuries. We eventually found out that one of the two taken downtown, was being kept overnight for observation due to a concussion. The sixth student was ejected from the vehicle and was being treated for a broken collarbone and broken vertebrae. He is extremely lucky to be alive.

The job that S currently has puts him in charge of about 24 students. They are fresh out of boot camp and have only been on base for about 3-4 weeks. Most of them are far away from their families and if they're not married, they live in the barracks. It was really sad to see something this tragic happen to these six sailors.

On Sunday, instead of going to the gym like I had planned, I made homemade cookies and headed off to the hospital with S to visit the two who had been admitted the night before. The one with the concussion was sitting up and seemed to be doing pretty well. The other student with more serious injuries was thankfully also alert and talking, however, he was a little more restricted because of the braces, etc. I just couldn't help feeling so bad for them, but it did feel good to visit and bring them something that hopefully gave them a little bit of comfort. They are all expected to make a full recovery, thank God! S will visit them again today to check up and see how they are doing.

This past weekend made me realize a couple things. I think S had a hard time understanding why something like this would happen to him and I told him about the quote below. I told him that it's something that I remind myself of every time I am going through a hard time. I told him that if it were anyone else, they may not have cared as much as him, but he is a strong person with a good heart. Even when his students didn't have anyone else nearby for support, he was there for them when maybe someone in the same position wouldn't have done the same thing.

The whole situation proved that S would be there for anyone else just like he is always there for me. I'm so happy that I have such a caring person in my life. I wouldn't want to have it any other way<3

Pics from the rest of the weekend:
 Upper left: Gunner got a new collar and food dish
Upper right: Sushi with friends
Lower left: Cookies for Sailors
Lower right: Dog park days..


Sarah at LOVE, sje said...

Oh my goodness, I heard about this! I am so sorry that y'all had to go through it. Praise the Lord everyone lived!

Lisa said...

Thank God everybody survived! Please let us know if we can do anything for y'all!

Lacey_Renea said...

Prayers to the men involved! So nice of you to go visit and bring a treat for them.

Stopping by from the Weekend Shenanigans linkup.

Lacey @ CHARM + Sass

Mrs.B said...

I'm so glad to hear that everyone survived. What lucky young men to have someone in charge of them that actually cares about their well being and was there for them. He sounds like a great guy.

megan said...

Wow, I definitely heard about this and didn't realize that these were S's students that you mentioned on Instagram! So glad that none of their injuries were too serious. It definitely could have been worse and *someone* was watching out for them. :)

Jen said...

This is awful!! So glad that they are all going to be ok.

Elizabeth @The Better Belle Project said...

I am so happy to hear that they are all expected to make a full recovery.
Thank God for that and bless you and S for taking such sweet care of them!

Also, loving Gunners new collar and bowl! I can't wait until he and Roxy can be friends!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

What a scary few days! I'm so glad that everyone survived and are healing. The quote fits us all exactly!

smk053078 said...

Wow!!! I am so glad that all of them will be okay. They are so lucky and I hope the idiot running from the police is now behind bars. That was so kid of you to take them all cookies and check in on them. Life can change in a sec...that's what's so scary.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

So glad they are expected to make a full recovery! That's good for sure! So sweet of you to take them cookies!

Jennie said...

I bet eveyone loved those cookies! I love using my kitchen aide

Jackie said...

Oh no! Thank goodness the guys are okay!

Lindsey said...

I'm glad everyone is ok! TJ heard this on the news tonight and said he bet it was nukes and I told him it was and they were in S's (weird to say that instead of his name, lol) class and he was shocked.

Janna Renee said...

So sad to hear that happened to those poor boys. Thank goodness they are okay! You are both amazing for going to see them, and I bet those cookies made them feel much better <3 You two are awesome.

blm said...

So glad everyone will make a full recovery! Sending good vibes to everyone from Japan.

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