More prayers please! Tonight, after a busy day at the presbytery, I got home and my ex collected our son for an overnight stay at his house. I watched a bit of TV with daughter while waiting for the traffic to die down so we could go out to the supermarket a couple of miles away and purchase food for my new fridge freezer. So at about 7pm I was in Morrisons supermarket when I got a call from my Dad on my mobile. He said there had been a car accident involving my son. Dear Lord, my dear Wonderboy is having one heck of a rotten week!
I called my ex on his mobile phone and he sounded completely out of it and he said our son was in shock, that the police and an ambulance were there, but that our boy would be alright. I immediately left the trolley full of food in the middle of the supermarket and my daughter and I explained to a member of staff that a family emergency had taken place and we needed to go. He said he’d look after the trolley uintil we could get back.
We eventually found the accident scene, the ambulance man, I mean paramedic, explained that my son was very shaken up and had to have oxygen and his reliever inhaler for his asthma. Fortunately my (ex) step-son was there, his Dad had called him to the scene and he was watching Wonderboy until I got there, my ex was in the ambulance and being taken to hospital. He had back surgery last year and it seems that the impact of the car speeding into the car my ex was driving had a really bad effect on him particularly and not just on his car. Thanks be to God that our son is okay, but he’s so worried about his Dad. My ex phoned a little while ago to say he was still at the hospital and was having x rays etc. I know we’ve had our problems, but I wouldn’t wish him harm and I hope that you can find your way to sparing a prayer for him and for our son who is devastated tonight.
Thanks all, and God Bless.