The impact was severe enough that the air bag was deployed. This is the part that kills me. Georgia couldn’t even tell me what happened next without crying. She said that immediately following the collision and air bag release she was overcome with terror knowing Grace was in the backseat. She jumped out of the car and open the rear passenger door to find Gracie securely in her car seat but shaken up and crying. She unstrapped baby girl and held her close letting her know that everything was ok. She checked her over, head-to-toe and when she looked back up at Gracie’s face she was smiling and just as happy as ever. I think she knew her mommy needed a smile.
Gracie was checked out and was found to be perfectly fine, not a scratch but G wasn’t so lucky. Her ankle was sprained pretty bad and cut, she was burned on the chest by the seatbelt and air bag and she has some cuts and scrapes on her legs and arms. I’ve cleaned and bandaged her wounds and as of this afternoon she is just really sore. She’s resting now and Gracie’s taking a nap so things seem to be settling down.
I discovered on FB today that if you’re in a moderate to severe car accident (even if the baby is not in the car) you have to replace your car seat. I had never heard of this but after checking it out on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration government website, that is what they recommend. So that’s what I’m doing now. Shopping for new car seats, working things out with insurance, monitoring baby and taking care of the wife. If you told me that this is how our day would unfold this morning – I wouldn’t have believed you.Thank the Lord for guardian angels.