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Kristi Finding Ninee
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Lisa The Golden Spoons
“I thought I was going to die when…“
we had to drive home in an ice storm
Last Christmas Eve, we spent it at my sister and brother-in-law’s house. We knew it was going to snow, but it was supposed to be a dusting. Hubby made the smart decision to drive us in his Jeep, just in case, even though a dusting was nothing. Boy were we wrong. It turned out to be more than that a dusting. It was an ice storm. I was terrified, heck even hubby who remains calm in these situations freaked out. Why did we drive on the highway? Well we didn’t realize how truly bad it was until we got on the highway, then we were done for.
We The highways were at a standstill as cars couldn’t drive on ice. There were accidents everywhere-some we saw the after affects and others we witnessed. Thankfully Dino slept through most of it. What was supposed to be a 40 min trip took 90 minutes. He woke up after an hour restless and cranky wanting to be home. I am sure he could see and feel how nervous we were and began to act out. I prayed to God that we did not get hit. Then I prayed to God if we did get hit, it would be only a tap and we could continue driving.
Hubby took the side roads knowing the highway would be a terrible mistake for us to stay on. Once again his decision was spot on. While the side roads were bad, very little people were on them, which made getting home a safer option. We didn’t have to worry about getting hit.
We somehow made it back to our town, but cars were stuck everywhere. I held on to the handle as Hubby nearly missed cars swerving all over, even trucks with four wheel drive were swerving and sliding on ice. I began praying to God again, pleading we would survive on impact, that Dino would be okay. Thankfully we made it home. After letting my parents and sister know we were safe, I read the town tweets and realized just how dangerous this storm was. I truly believe my Grandma was in that car with us keeping us safe.
What a way to end a Christmas Eve celebration. We sure were thankful to be alive and safe at home the next morning!
Have you ever been so scared for your life?