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?
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.
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!!!
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