Friday, March 07, 2008

Trying Times

It has been a sad and hectic time for our family over the last few days. We found out Thursday morning that Tammi's sister was in a car accident on her way to work.

The accident happened at the intersection on Middlebelt and Michigan Avenue. ...I wonder... Can you really call it an accident when you are sitting at a stop light minding your business and out of nowhere, you're hit at 45 miles an hour from behind? AN accident? The driver of the Jeep Commander apparently didn't even brake. -Why? and why is that an accident?

As my sister in law lies in a hospital bed with a broken back and a broken leg, I have trouble finding the "fairness" in all of this. She has already been through an eight hour surgery yesterday to repair a compound fracture (2 of them actually) of her leg and spinal surgery to remove a broken lumbar. ...and this is only the beginning. More surgery in the coming weeks will be needed if she ever plans to walk again.

My sister in law is one of the strongest people that I know and I'm sure that she will pull through this. Unfortunately, because of the actions of another, she has been changed for life.

Tammi and I and our entire family are quite thankful that Tracy will, in time be able to walk again. Her life will certainly have to change. We thank God that she has a life and that it wasn't wasted at the hands of another by "accident".

Below are photos of the car that I took today.


Anonymous said...

Tracy was on my mind all night..She is in my prayers and that of a few of my friends also. Love you Tracey.

fred said...

She is also in our prayers. Is there anyhting we can do?


David M Deutsch Photography said...

Traci is in good spirits today and recalls many details of the accident.
Her doctors and nurses applaud her positive attitude.
I asked her if she'd be willing to share some of that morphine that shes on ;)