Thursday, December 29, 2011


This week has just been, to say the least, huge. We'll start with the 25th, Christmas!

It was a great Christmas. We filled each other's stockings this year and that was beyond fun. We watched Mr. Krueger's Christmas, Joy to the World, The Nativity, and so on. It was just a simple and nice Christmas as a family. I loved every minute of Sacrament meeting and the day was just so wonderful. It was definitely the best.

Then on to the 26th. I worked my first 8 hour shift. That was a LONG day. haha But I loved it, it was busy and fast paced. I definitely like my job and felt so thankful to have the opportunity to work the season. Then, like I talked about before, I found out that I was permanent! So I love my job even more. haha

Now the 27th was a HUGE day. I am house sitting so I've been over night there since Christmas. Well I woke up early to go get my hair done with my Mom. She was already going over there so I was going to run home, get my hair pictures haha, and meet her over there. So after I got ready, fed the dog, and whatnot I got ready to head out. They said I could use their car while they were gone so I was going to just use it to go meet with my Mom. So I started home and I didn't get too far before I seriously had the scariest moment of my life. I was going straight and then I just then I saw a car, just barely, coming at me to my right and then it was like the loudest silence before the huge crash. I got hit with the air bag, the seat belt saved my life (I swear by it.), and it was the biggest crashing noises all around me. I had NO idea what to do once that air bag hit me. I was just scared, I was sobbing, literally sobbing and I never do that, and I was shaking SO hard. I was sitting there yelling, 'Oh my gosh' over and over again. A minute later, a cop was opening my door to get me out and out of the intersection.

I pretty much made it to the sidewalk and collapsed in shock. I was saying, 'its not my car', 'I don't know what to do' and so on. Then a lady that lived on the corner came and just held me. She called my Dad for me and everything. She was like my guardian angel right in that moment. She held me together and when my Dad got there I was just so happy to see him. I did go to the hospital because I got a huge burn thing from the seat belt/airbag, my chest was just killing me, bruises on my hips, my nose hurt, my lip was slightly swollen, and my knee was also hurting.

Well, after everything is said and done, the family wasn't even mad I basically totaled their car. I was safe and I haven't been very sore...I even went in to work today (the 29th). I was a little light headed at work from lifting but I was blessed to get a couple of breaks. I just have no words to explain what went through my mind at that moment when I got hit, I don't have enough words to say how thankful I am, I thankful to be here and be so blessed. I just have been keeping a sincere prayer in my heart about everything.

So then, yesterday the 28th, was my birthday. I am now 20, OFFICIALLY an adult. Let me tell you...It feels good. I actually can feel a difference. Maybe its just because I have been through so much as a 19 year old that I feel like I have grown more in the past year than I ever have before. This is huge to me. It really is. I had a great day with my family. We went shopping, went out to dinner, and then came home to watch 'Cowboys and Aliens' while eating cake. I blew out 20 candles yesterday and I couldn't be more excited to start a new chapter in my life. Here is to being 20. Here is to everything. Here is to not taking one moment for granted. He has blessed me in this past year with so much strength and I made it. I couldn't feel happier about that than I feel now.

Until then.


  1. Thank you, Jessica for sharing your thoughts and feelings and what happened to you! We pray for your family every day; I'm so thankful that you are okay! We have a niece that isn't; that is just lucky to be alive. Brandie spent a lot of time in a coma, has spent time on "the other side" and will always live with disabilities now. She had been recruited for college basketball before her accident. Although she is amazing, I doubt she will ever be able to live on her own and marriage, well, I just don't know. Heavenly Father gives us each our own trials to bear; I'm glad that you were not asked to bear that one!
    Congratulations on your permanent job position! They must really like you! I can see why! Love ya, Aunt Clea

  2. Happy Belated Birthday! So glad you're ok! I felt different at 21! haha