At approximately 9pm last night i had a phone call from my youngest son, with those 4 words.
First thought – Ohh Shit.
Second thought – He rang so he must be ok.
I have been a parent for over 18 years now. It is the hardest but most rewarding job I have ever had. They grow up all too quick and then get a drivers license. We logged his 100 hours, we had a really good driver instructor teach him the finer points. (He is also a police sergeant).
But there is nothing like experience behind the wheel. Blake has had his license 46 days. It had rained for the first time in weeks and he just lost control on a flat curve. It does’nt take much.
Miraculously he and his 2 passengers escaped without a scratch. They have sore shoulders from the seat belt and one has a sore knee. But all in all they are OK. And thank God for that.
The car will more than likely be written off, but it can be replaced.
Those 4 words at 9pm were like a knife into my eye, I just could not believe I was hearing them. Tick it up as another parental experience. One I hope will never be repeated.
Drive safe people.