Saturday, April 2, 2011
Another Rough Morning
Ok, I guess Clara isn't the only one with rough mornings. This particular morning was a doozy! What happened? Aparantly a chunk if ice prevented the garage door from opening all the way, stopping about 18 inches from the top. Not in the habit of making sure the garage door is all the way up I jumped in the car to take Chase to school, backed up and CRUNCH! The top of the car smashed into the bottom of the door. Shocked, I pulled forward and the garage began to close; trapping us inside the garage with a broken door and no way to get out. The first thing I heard was Chase saying "It's OK Mom, everything will be OK. We all make mistakes Mom." I knew right then that crying was not an option; I was going to hold it together and figure it out for my amazingly sweet and supportive son. For the next forty minutes I proceeded to re-arrainge the cluttered garage making room for a 500 point u-turn so I could drive out of the 3rd car garage door. With a prayer in my heart, and help from my neighbor we finally made it! When I dropped Chase off at school (an hour late) he gave me an extra big hug, told me he loved me, and reminded me again that we all make mistakes and that it would be OK. I have never felt more grateful for my dear husband who clearly setting an amazing example for our son. Chase is a sweetheart by nature, but that morning I knew without a doubt that he reacted the same way Brian reacts every time I make a huge mistake (yes I admit this isn't my first or my last blunder).