My daughter is not a great communicator. If I ever send her a text, I’m lucky if I get a response in 72 hours. And I don’t think that she has answered her phone in the past 10 years. So last Wednesday, when my phone rang at 11:37pm, and I saw her caller ID I knew that it was not a good sign.
She, her fiance and their animals (two dogs and a cat) had been on their way to Toronto for their wedding when a deer struck their car. As the dash cam footage has shown, they were in the passing lane when a shadow shot between two transport trucks ahead of them. When the deer realized that the centre median was too high to jump, it decided to run back.
As you can see, it didn’t end well. But it appears that my daughter has the best kind of bad luck. None of them were injured, none of the wedding items were damaged and it happened 10 minutes from my parents home…even in their 80’s my parents can be superheroes helping them and the animals off the highway and giving them a warm bed.
It was a wild start to the wedding weekend. But it all ended perfectly. My daughter and son-in-law (I can say that now) chose to do a low key wedding at city hall with only immediate family.
I had my own superhero moment when my son-in-law was given some special cufflinks the night before the wedding but did not have a french cuff shirt. I was able to add 2 buttonholes to his dress shirt in record time so he could wear them.
We all were so happy for them as they spoke their vows leaving us no doubt that they were marrying their soul mates.
It’s been a while since I posted my newsletter. My year has been terribly busy with making the Maple & Eucalyptus quilt and pattern, planning the wedding, and preparing the Panama Cruise class. On top of that my dog Mando has had an allergy that we have had to identify and eliminate.
And I have also been dealing with this random intense jaw pain. I have spent time and effort figuring out what it isn't and I have held back on many activities and events trying not to aggravate it before the cruise and the wedding. Now that these big projects are out of the way and I think I have figured out what is triggering the jaw pain, I can get some physiotherapy and hopeful eliminate it.
But for all the challenges of the past months, as my husband and I listened to our daughter read her vows to her beloved and he said his back, we know how lucky we are.
Life is good.