The Clyde Family

The Clyde Family

Thursday, June 25, 2009

One week.

Today marks the one week mark of Randy's motorcycle crash. Last Thursday morning, I had no idea how my life was going to change. I never posted much about the time of the crash and the call Randy made to me. He's such a mellow fellow. The kids and I had just finished shopping at Target, Father's Day presents for Randy. I got a call from a number I didn't know. It was Randy. I asked him who's phone he was on and he said Tyler Bracken (works with Randy).

Me- so what's up?
Randy- (very calm) well, I just crashed my bike over here by the scale house (by his work)
Me- are you ok?
Randy- yea
Me- what about your bike? (mind you, he was soooo calm, I had no idea he was injured)
Randy- yea, it's totaled
Me- oh no!!! Do you want me to have Mike come and get it? (our friend that's a mechanic and has a flat bed trailer)
Randy- no, Bracken's Auto Tech is coming to tow it.
Me- we're at Target, we'll come and get you
Randy- you don't need to come get me
Me- how are you gonna get home if your bike is totaled, I'm here and you're there?
Randy- well, (pause, still very calm, almost bored sounding) they're gonna transport me by ambulance to the hospital.
Me- ARE YOU HURT???????
Randy- yea, my hips are pretty messed up, I can't really walk.
Me- WHAT?????????

He was soooo calm that I assumed everything was fine. It was like a side note that they were taking him to the hospital!!! Anyhow, his brother rushed right over and I'm so glad. I can only imagine that if I were hurt in a crash, Steven would be one of the first I would want there. It was just crazy how non-reactive he was about the whole incident.

Another thing I think is funny is what Randy said to the driver when the driver came around to the back of the car. All Randy said was, "Didn't you even see me?". ARE YOU JOKING? If it would have been me, I'm not kidding when I say you would have to get an interpreter, because I would be speaking in tongues. There would be some serious profanity and then physical violence if I had been in that accident!!! It's a good thing that he's as low key as he is!!!

Anyhow, this week has been pretty crazy. We have had some pretty cool experiences with family and friends. I just added up all the names of visitors that I wrote down that visited Randy at the hospital.... 102, and I know there were some I didn't write down and that was JUST the hospital!!! That doesn't count the endless calls, texts, Facebook and blog messages, home visits, ect... We have felt the love from so many people. The serving has been never-ending. How blessed are we? The future is still a little fuzzy. We don't have ANY idea of how long it will take for Randy to get back to "normal", but we are so glad of the condition he is in instead of the condition he SHOULD be in!!! He just took a stroll half way down to the mailbox (maybe 150 ft round trip)!!! We were pretty excited!!! He probably LOVED being outside, if even for only a few minutes.

Love the ones around you and enjoy your life, you never know how tomorrow could change it!!!


Brenda said...

I love this post.

The McLaws Clan said...

Hope, your blogs are awesome to read. The way you put the drama in your blogs is amazing. You should write a book about your life, especially with Randy. We are so glad to know you as friends. I wish we just lived closer to you so we could enjoy more time with you guys. Before we moved up north, I was involved in a car crash where a guy was trying to make it into a gas station and I T-boned him. I was shaken. The cops said they were suprised that the airbags didn't deploy, but glad I was wearing a seat belt or I would have went thru the windshield. The pathfinder I was driving was totaled. I will have to show you pictures some time. When I called Kim, she said I sounded calm, but then when I said I was sitting in a cop car (k-9 car smell yuck) and the car was totalled, she started to freak. After I hung up, I was only crying for how my wife felt hearing me say I was in an accident. So, all in all, I know how Randy must have felt after the crash, except the groin problem. We want to come see you again when we come back down in August to see how you are all doing, even if it is a quick visit. Hope that is okay? Not saying it is okay, just that hope it is okay to come by. Well, you get the picture Hope. LOL! Take care Randy and you are always in our prayers, along with your family. Get well quickly.

Shane and Brandi said...

My brother is long winded! Randy we are glad to hear you are making progress. If you guys need anything let us know!

"T" said...

I so know how you feel about not knowing what the future might bring after somthing like this and know how wonderful it is to have family that is in the field of work that understands what is gioing in and will tell you how things really are! when I almost lost Tory 7 years ago I had no idea how we were going to get though it all but I am now a firm believer that everthing happens for a reason and I would not change that experance for anthing!! Any way didn't mean to drag on forever just wanted to say I know how you feel! I am glad things are going well if there is any thing that we can do for you just let us know!!!!!!!
The Swyers

Aleisha said...

I can TOTALLY see my husband being all calm like this... CRAZY! I would have been a FREAK!

andee said...

What a week for you. I'm so glad he is okay and on the road to recovery. You are a awesome... you were able to take care of him and your kids and hold it all together. Good job!!!

Misty said...

Crazy how things can change in an instant!! I'm glad he's doing better...when things settle down a bit we want to come say "Hi" and bring you guys some treats. Love you guys!

Malea said...

Sooo calm. I hate to ask is there anything you need, but , I'm gonna anyway. Is there anything else you need? You can't just make up something if you want, and I'll see what I can do.