The Best Gift

When Gemini told me about an event that happened in her life recently I told her it would make a great post and offered her the opportunity to be the FIRST guest poster on my blog. Please take the time to read this, it’s an intense story and says a lot about the kind of person Gemini is.


On November 6th I was driving from our old home to our new home to do some painting and repairs that needed to get done before we moved in. I was traveling westbound on Rte 2 and I had stopped for coffee at the local gas station and was happily driving along listening to an audio book on my stereo.

I had just gone around the Concord rotary and was driving past the State police Horse farm when out of the left hand side of my sight I saw an SUV spin out of control and started to flip toward me.

It was happening so fast the only thing I could think to do to avoid being hit was to speed up and hope for the best. I had literally moved away in time because she rolled behind my car tossing dirt at my car from the westbound side of the highway. I quickly stopped my car and pulled off the road.

What I saw was the most horrible thing I have ever seen. I will not go into details about what happened but that the SUV flipped up to 6 time starting on the eastbound side of Rte 2 and ending on the westbound side each time the car touched the ground it hit on the drivers side upside down. (I don’t go into too much detail about the woman or her injuries as to not offend or hurt her or her family with the details of what I saw.)

Once I pulled over on the side of the highway I noticed a state cop on the side road near a farm and flagged him down to go help the woman that had been in the accident. Then I took off and ran down to help if I could. I found her purse on the side of the road and looked for ID.

Once found I walked over and talked to her and did all that I could do to help her stay calm, awake and breathing. (Along with many other wonderful people that stopped to help.) It took about 10 min to cut her out of the car and then they sent her by Helicopter to Boston Memorial Hospital and there she stayed for a while.

The images of the car accident have haunted my dreams ever since that day so in order to feel some relief I would call each week to the State Police to find out how she was doing. They were very kind but there was never any change.

Well this Sunday night our phone rang and after looking at the Caller ID we decided to let it go to VM since we didn’t recognize the name. After about 20 minutes my hubby asked me if they left a message. So I checked and the call that I received was from the woman’s husband.

He called to let me know that she is doing fine, that she is a wake and starting to remember things. She will have several limitations but with time she will be able to get past them. There was no major damage to any organs and it did not sever her spine so she will be able to walk again some day. I have never been so relieved in my life to hear this.

He called because he wanted to thank me along with all of the other people that stayed with his wife during that time. He also wanted to let me know that when she was fully recovered that they wanted to meet me to thank me in person.

Hearing that she is doing well is the most wonderful news that I have heard in a long time I am so glad that she will be ok.

Thanks for letting me share this story Robin…

  1. Mr. Fabulous

    December 21, 2006 at 7:35 am

    Wow…what a great story. Thank you for sharing it, Gemini, and thanks for allowing her to, Robin.

  2. javajabber

    December 21, 2006 at 9:32 am

    How frightening this must have been!

    You probably saved her life.

  3. Gemini

    December 21, 2006 at 11:11 am

    thank you all… 🙂 it was very frightening.. but I am very glad that i was able to help in any way!


  4. Gemini

    December 21, 2006 at 11:32 am

    oh and :hug: thanks again Robin for letting me tell the story… :peace:

  5. Joefish

    December 21, 2006 at 11:45 am

    I ♥ guest posts.

    Great story, Gemini. 🙂

  6. Robin

    December 21, 2006 at 12:02 pm

    I forgot that I don’t get sent these comments :lmao: Once I heard the story I knew I had to share it, I just hope more people take the time to read it. That’s the kind of thing that will bond 2 people forever.

  7. Maureen

    December 21, 2006 at 12:02 pm

    What a touching story! I love stories of people helping other people. Makes me feel hope for the human race :clap:

  8. Robin

    December 21, 2006 at 12:04 pm

    See Gemini – you made a difference in the human race…that deserves a vacation :ohgreatone:

  9. Gemini

    December 21, 2006 at 3:34 pm

    LOL :dazed: VACATION!!!

    Thanks everyone… :blush:

  10. Blueyes

    December 22, 2006 at 8:40 am

    Great story gemini…some people don’t realize even just being there talking to someone while help is on the way does so much for them.

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