Saturday, 29 October 2011

A HUGE thank you for all your wonderful wishes!!




For those of you who don't know, my eldest daughter was knocked down by a car travelling at 30mph on Monday, but by some miracle came away without any broken bones or long-lasting damage.

Her head hit the windscreen hard enough to cause it to shatter, she was then thrown four feet into the air before landing on her front on the concrete road. The phone call from her hysterical best friend was the worst of my life.

My husband and I were then put through the ordeal of a 50 minute wait for the ambulance to arrive which had to come from Bath as there were no crews available in my home town. Once they arrived, the paramedics were fantastic and looked after Jess with a care and humour that left her smiling and a lot more relaxed.

After five hours in a head and neck brace, and nine x-rays later, my baby girl was sent home very battered and bruised but okay. I thank God every day and know he has a bigger plan for her. She's promised me and him she will deliver...

Thank you so much for all your wonderful messages - I am posting a 'before' and 'after' pic, not to upset you but to show you the depth of my distress and the way Jess will soon look after the predicted full recovery.

Love,
Rachel x

27 comments:

  1. What a beautiful girl! I can't imagine receiving a call like that. *hugs* Thank God she's alright and recovering well.

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  2. I'm glad she's doing okay. What a horrible time to go through. Tell her she's areal trooper and we're all thinking about her!

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  3. This is fantastic news! Love and hugs for a speedy recovery! I hope the driver is suitably chastised.

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  4. Great news. So glad she's on the mend. My best wishes to her. Thanks for letting us know she's out and about. Playing is good medicine.

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  5. Really pleased to hear about her recovery. Best wishes, JESS, winging their way from Aberdeenshire!

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  6. Your daughter is beautiful. I'm so glad she doing well.

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  7. I am SO pleased Jess is OK! Sending tons of love and hugs. XXXX

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  8. So glad to hear she's doing well, Rachel! She's beautiful!

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  9. Her speedy recovery is wonderful. So glad to hear it.

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  10. Thank you so much! I will show her your comments later, she'll be thrilled. She's already excited because the local paper want to run her story to try and get the speed limit on this particular road reduced to 20mph. Yay!

    R x

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  11. Holy Moly!!! I am so glad that she is okay! And yes, I do believe in angels and that God does watch over us in ways that we can't understand.

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  12. OMG, Rachel, I can't imagine what you would have been going through initially. Big hugs. You have one brave, special little (well, big actually) girl, who is extremely lucky. (Not lucky to be hit by a car, but very lucky to survive it with just bruises). Wishing her a speedy recovery, and that your nerves are back intact. Pour yourself a huge glass of wine! Love Teresa x

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  13. So glad to hear she's feeling better. You have a beautiful daughter, Rachel!

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  14. Glad she's better, Rachel. Even with the bangs and scrapes she's a very pretty young lady.

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  15. Thanks for the update, Rachel. What a nightmare all of you have been through. Very glad your beautiful girl is on the mend! Sending much love and big hugs to all!

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  16. What a beautiful face. It may be battered and bruised but there are no fractures, no traumatic brain injury. No missing teeth or scars that won't heel. Just the beautiful resilience of a youthful, strong spirit. Thank God everything turned out as well as it did.

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  17. thank you for this update, Rachel! So glad to know Jess is doing much better. Both your daughter and dog are beautiful. I bet she's kind of proud of that picture with the black eye, but i know she'd NEVER want to go through that again. :)
    Hugs!

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  18. Fantastic news that she's on the mend! She was such a lucky girl. Very glad to hear she's feeling better!

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  19. Glad your daughter is doing so well, Rachel. Prayers do work! I received a call similar to yours years ago and I can relate to your distress. Praise the Lord for He is good!

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  20. Wow, thank you all so much! Jess has just read all the messages with me and wants to thank you all so much. She is smiling from ear to ear for all the 'beautiful' and 'pretty' comments, lol!

    You guys are the best, thank you xx

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  21. I'm so happy your gorgeous girl is doing well Rachel. I've been thinking about her and am so glad for the update - thank you!

    My oldest brother got hit by a car when he was doing a milk round years ago, but he has scars to prove it. He thinks they're pretty cool scars though - makes him look a little like a tough-guy he reckons! I'm so glad the beautiful Jess will only have the memories to remind her of the accident once her scrapes and bruises have healed.

    She has one wonderful guardian angel!

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  22. I'm so happy to hear your daughter is doing well. I can only imagine how horrible the experience was and is for everyone involved.

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  23. Such a beautiful girl! So glad God had her "in His hands."

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  24. Oh, what a dreadful thing to happen, Rachel - so pleased your lovely girl will make a full recovery.

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  25. So scary! What a relief to hear she's doing well. A 50-minute wait for an ambulance? Yikes! It's a wonder you didn't need sedation too!

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  26. What a sweet, sweet girl. And a relief this story ended well. Prayers answered and we are all so happy for you!!

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  27. I am completely overwhelmed with all your lovely responses - Jess is thrilled, lol! Today is her first day back to school and she is really happy. Her scrapes and bruising are healing well already, although the internal thoughts and fears may take awhile longer for both of us!

    Thank you so much!

    Loads of love,

    Rachel x

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