Skip to main content

Thanks

I would like to thank the folks that responded with kind words to the incident yesterday.

I found it hard to calm down. When I finally did, it's amazing how "exhausted" I felt. And everything was okay too!

I haven't had anything I would consider serious trauma or emergency happen to someone important in my life yet. I'm 45, so that means I've been lucky, I think.

I learned a few things:

- My daughter has a network of friends and family near her. And I don't have any of their phone numbers readily available in the event I need to get in touch with someone. I don't even know the names of the people she lives with.

- I didn't have her work phone number.

- I have her address, but it is at home in my address book.

- I realized how important it is to have people nearby that can help. If it hadn't been for my co-workers, it would have taken me much longer to find the numbers...because I wasn't really thinking clearly. The first thing I did was open the phone book...and that's silly, because she doesn't even live in the same state I do. She is literally 3000 miles away.

- It took a while to get my head straight so I could talk to the ER and State Police with clarity. They were very patient and they gave me SOME information. I was afraid they would not be able to give me any, since she is well over 18.

- I have an idea on what might be helpful for someone else if they have an emergency happen. My friend Becky told me to sit down three times before I realized what she was saying. She also asked me more than once to repeat the name of the hospital. And my boss, Kay, was the first person to say, "Call the State Police. They will know more information." I think being patient with someone and staying calm is the most important help another person can provide. They kept their composure and this was very helpful for me.

So, this taught me a lesson or two in emergency preparation.

I don't know what kind of person does that...certainly someone young enough to not yet realize how scary something like this is for a parent. I can't imagine playing a trick like that on someone else.

When I was a kid, the worst thing I ever did on the phone was call someone, start giggling, and hang up. I don't know what sort of fun comes from the meanness he got terrorizing me.

And I told my co-workers yesterday - "Well, it's a darn good thing I don't have a heart condition...although now I might!"

It was hard for me to get my composure back at work...then I felt a little embarrassed...like "I should have KNOWN..." and..."What a drama queen I am."

Well, I can't "Should On" myself.

Anyway, I have to remember my lessons, because I have a little followup to do with her to find out the info I need in the event I (or someone else) needs to get in touch with her.

Okay, now back to fun stuff!

Thanks again!

Comments

Karen said…
Big virtual hug coming your way! My youngest dd has gone to Chicago a couple of times to see a friend! I made her give me his phone number before she left the first time, now I'm really glad I did, cause....you never know.....! Have a great 4th.

Popular posts from this blog

Inspirational Unity Blog Hop

I have three huge passions related to art: photography, jewelry making, and paper crafts. Above combines two of those passions: jewelry making and paper crafts. The necklace featured is a gift for a friend. I used Unity Stamp Company stamps in all the projects shown in the picture above. If you look closely, you'll even see that I used the Hawaiian Border and the swirls in the lambs fleece of Love Ewe to make the bronze charms in the jewelry above! Besides the stamps used, other materials included Bronz Clay, antiqued bronze findings, and various beads. Of course, what gift isn't complete without packaging? You can find the tutorial for the bag Here . Paper and cardstock, punches, and ribbon used are from Stampin Up! while the stamp used is from Unity's March Kit of the Month . People who know me know how I strive to use humor everyday...and especially to make light of otherwise stressful situations. So, my quote for the day has absolutely nothing to do w

Unity Blog Hop

My project today is a little mini album I put together to give to my daughter, who is exploring the possibility of traveling across America from Washington State to Delaware in July. I wanted to give her something to log and journal her adventures! I used stamps from Unity Stamp Company's June and November Kits of the Month for the cover. Inside the cover, I put a little note. She plans to hitch hike which is extremely bothersome to me. I want her to be safe! Maybe I'll suggest flying out and renting a car and doing a rode trip with her! That would curb my fears and will also be fun! The journal block comes from their September Kit . Unity Stamp Company is featuring a sale on their previous Kits! This is the time to get them if you don't have ENOUGH! See their sales here: Sales at Unity The inside pages were not made with a KOM stamp, but this stamp is cool all the same. I love this flower . It's big and has many uses! To start at the beginning of th

Growing in Unity - Day 5 {Be Your Own Beautiful}

Well, here we are, my last post for the week!  It's Friday, and I am happy to report that I survived my first 2013 work week (an entire three days, mind you) after my little break in December. I thought I would finish off the week with a bright and cheerful card. Because it's getting colder and colder, and this is how I'm choosing to fight off that chill (this and some hot yoga sessions at my local yoga center) ......oh, and delighting in the fact that after passing winter solstice, we are now seeing more daylight with each passing day! I'm going to slip this card in with my daughter's stuff (somehow) when I see her this weekend.  She is about to leave the country, spending the next several months abroad.  And if you remember, she did this a year or so ago.  It was difficult, because she is a bit of a nomad and off the grid when she's abroad (no phone/computer).  So, we don't talk as often as we do when she is "Home"....mostly whenever she i