First of all I would like to say...
Happy Mothers Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the feast Rick and I prepared.
Ribeye Steak medium rare
Roasted Baked Potatos
Corn on the Cob
Eric's Special Recipe Fresh Green Beans
Can you say YUM!
I got a phone call from Eric today. As some of you know he is a chef. So I already knew I would not get to see my child today. I will admit to you that this cause me to cry a couple of times but I do understand.
Then he says that he had planned a big surprise for me. He was going to make me a surprise visit. He was going to knock on my door today and greet me with hugs and kisses and flowers!
But.........I hate that word.........
This morning he slept in a little longer and decided to take his own car to work. On the way there he saw a terrible accident. He usually rides with his boss Mr. C another chef from the club.
The car looked alot like Mr. C's car, he couldn't tell because the whole passenger side was crushed in. It didn't look like who ever was in that car could have survived. Certainly not a passenger...
When he got to work he learned that it was Mr. C's car and if he had ridden with him to work today he would have been the passenger.
Mr. C is okay. The car was totaled and the whole passenger side was wiped out. If Eric had followed his normal routine he would have been in that car.
Life would have been very different.
That is why I titled this Praise the Lord and Pass the Shrimp.
Praise the Lord that Eric wasn't in that car.
It is the best mothers day present I have ever recieved.
All I want for MOthers Day is to know Eric is safe and happy.
So Thank You Lord for protecting my child
Thank You Lord for watching over C
Material things can be replaced....People can not!
God has blessed my life with the best kid in the world. I am sad that I will not see him today or maybe not even soon but that is okay as long as he is happy and safe.
There will be other cars.
There will be other days
There could NEVER BE another Eric!
So from one mom to another I have this to say.
Love your babies
And hug them tight.
Pray for them each and every night.
Trust in the Lord
To Keep them in His care
And remember that they
Will alway know that you are there.
Happy Mothers Day to me.
I am truly blessed this day!