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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thanking God, they are OK! Tell someone you love them!

My son Andrew called me today from Virginia, initially asking if I was "okay"-was I feeling better after being sneezy/wheezy feverish the last couple of days?

At any rate, Andrew finally related that he and his girlfriend Chelsea, were in a serious accident earlier this week. They "rolled" in the car and the car was totalled.. But,they were both OKAY!

Now, this is the kid/young man that had TWO tours in the Marines in Iraq. This is the guy that had to hang up the phone one time urgently because they were under mortar fire...."Mom, I gotta go." Click......

I know that he was in danger then, but I also know the dangers of automobile accidents, having been widowed (my husband, Karl, the pilot) coming home after flying in his little plane to meet his fate (our fate?) on a busy stretch of Highway 9 near the Arlington airport.

So today, I reiterate, an important reminder to me primarily from the loss of my husband, and apparently as well from my son after we spoke about the incident today, that I truly believe it is SO important to tell the people you love and care for that you DO love and care for them. It sounds so simple, and yet, my husband Karl's last words to me on the phone prior to the accident, was that he loved me. And I try and tell folks in my life that I LOVE THEM,,,,,even though it's awkward for some. I think it's important. I don't want to hold back, I want NO regrets!

So,,,,Love and I DO mean love to YOU and yours, thanks for being part of my life and have a wonderful holiday, a joy filled new year! And, I hope you take the time to tell someone, if not all the people in your life what they mean to you!



  1. so glad to hear that they are ok.
    my love to you.
    many blessings and Merry Christmas!


  2. oh, p.s. i saw a few pictures of your home on jana's blog . . . beautiful!


  3. I am so glad Andrew and Chelsea are ok! My heart went up in my throat when I read your email this morning!

    Guess who loves you more?



  4. Shell, I am so glad our son is O.K. You are so right about always letting someone know that you love them and care for them. Life is short and we do not know what tomorrow holds for us. We should NEVER take each other for granted.
    Many blessings to you.
    Hugs, Sue

  5. Shelly, so glad they are ok. That is a special gift after something like that!
    And I don't think you realize how much you make others smile and feel good, so here is some love right back at you!!!
    Merry Christmas and blessings,
    Linda Q and family

  6. Thanks for all the well wishes! Andrew returned today from VA,,,,,tired and hungry!

    Looking forward to a New Year!