When I am driving there is a lot going on. There are three kids in the car. Two of those children like to argue constantly. There is either High School Musical or Camp Rock soundtracks loud enough for Katie to hear. She has issues about the volume. I’m also on my phone a lot of the time. Handing tissues to the kids, drinks, snacks, turning around to reprimand them. Add to that my pentiant for speeding and I’m sure I am an accident waiting to happen.
We were headed to the airport yesterday in rush hour traffic. It was only Brian, Alex and I. We had to catch a flight to Pennsylvania for Andy and Karen’s wedding.
Last time we flew to PA, we were in horrible traffic, which consisted of many accidents and I believe two car fires. They weren’t sure if our luggage was going to make it and we had to run to the gate as they were waiting on us so that they could close the doors. Very close call. In fact when our luggage did come off the conveyor, we jumped for joy, praised God and I passionately kissed Brian. I was excited to say the least!
So I was commenting to Brian how there was traffic and how I was glad we were almost to the airport and had plenty of time to spare, unlike last time. I was thinking in my head, thank goodness there are no car fires. That’s when I notice a bus coming in opposite traffic and it looks to be on fire. I mention it to Brian, I think that bus is on fire, nope just a lot of exhaust billowing out of the back and out of service. That’s when I look in front of me to see traffic stopped dead. I hit the brakes and proceed to smash into the car in front of us. I freaked. Brian had me pull over to the side. He got out of the car and so did the woman I hit. I was shaking so bad. She was ok and there was no damage to her car. Brian asked if she wanted to exchange numbers, she said no. We then went on our way. Made it to the airport and had plenty of time.
Brian was very calm about it all and gave me a much needed hug. Two seconds, that’s all it took. When I normally have so much more going on. Brian tells me it’s a lesson. I think it’s one I needed to learn!