Friday, February 22, 2008

Slow reactions

Thinking of spending over two hours with elementary school kids in Chuck E. Cheese doesn't sound like a cake walk to most people, but it was pretty great today. I actually got the Jackpot on two games, cause I rock at little kid games, apparently. Overall, the day was quite taxing. 6 hours with those kids gets to me.

When I got to my car, I had a message from my mom telling me to call her back, and 'it was important'. Immediately I knew that it was something bad, but I tried to shake that off, cause I almost always assume it's something bad when people leave me messages like that. Alas, it was bad news. My 17 year old niece was involved in a bad car accident this afternoon. She has an undisclosed amount of internal damage, which she is currently in surgery for. I talked to my sister, who said that things didn't look good and that she would call me when she knew something.

It took me a couple hours to process this enough to realize that this is a pretty big deal. It's hard to believe it's all real when everyone is so far away and you are so out of the loop. Hopefully I hear something soon. Otherwise, I am just going to keep believing everything will be just fine.

1 comment:

Urn said...

Hope everything is OK! Our thoughts are with your niece.