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.