Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Thankful

A message on our phone last night sent a chill right through me and made me cry with relief.
Our son had rung to tell us he was okay. That morning he was in a helicopter crash on the West Coast. He survived - as did the other three men (although two of them had broken legs.) C survived without a scratch.
This link gives you more information.

24 comments:

kd said...

Scary! So glad C is safe.

Becky Motew said...

Ohmygosh, Kay, thank GOD he is all right. I am always shocked by how many traffic fatalities there are. I confess this is the only helicopter misevent I have known of personally.
Happy for you,
b

Di Mackey said...

I read of this, never dreaming that your son was one of the guys onboard. I'm so glad he was one of the lucky ones. I shall raise a glass of red for both of you.

xo

Catherine said...

Isn't it a good thing we mums never get to hear about these things until after when they are safe? So glad he is OK, and I hope the others recover quickly.

Tammy said...

BIG HUG! Too close Kay!

Remiman said...

Kay,
Gosh a'mighty what a harrowing experience for all of you. Thankfully everyone came out relatively OK!
Cause for another well earned gray hair.
rel

BarbaraS said...

Oh my goodness me! The guardians were working overtime. Thankful for you and yours, Kay. Not a nice time, I'd imagine.

wendy said...

Oh Kay, I am so glad a miracle was right there when you needed it.

So, so glad.

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

Oh, thank heavens they are all okay, and your son without a scratch! What is it happening--? we've had three airplane/helicopter crashes in three days here in Utah, involving four (in one accident two planes crashed into each other in the air above the airport--the other two were helicopter crashes) planes --most of the people in these were not so lucky. I am so glad your son is numbered among the lucky!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Oh my goodness! I must echo Becky here, thank God he is alright!!

Wow... that's so horrible. Very relieved to know that he is safe, although, I'm not sure how well you are now...

Are you breathing and right side up yet?

I can't even wrap my mind around the idea of going through that as a mother.
Wow.

Enormous hugs to you lady, and a hot cup of tea, or a large glass of wine. Whichever you prefer.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Oh my goodness! I must echo Becky here, thank God he is alright!!

Wow... that's so horrible. Very relieved to know that he is safe, although, I'm not sure how well you are now...

Are you breathing and right side up yet?

I can't even wrap my mind around the idea of going through that as a mother.
Wow.

Enormous hugs to you lady, and a hot cup of tea, or a large glass of wine. Whichever you prefer.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

kj said...

ohmygod, chief. i am so relieved and glad your son is alright. life is sliced into split seconds sometimes, and sometimes the universe simply protects...

xo

Kay said...

Thanks to all of you. He's home for the weekend ... a surprise arrival. I gave him an extra-hard hug!

McDinzie said...

oh my god!! Thank goodness that boy of yours has a cats life!!!!

give him a punch on the arm from me....a grateful Aunty!!

Rethabile said...

:-))

God bless...

Cam said...

How frightening it must have been for him! Glad he is fine.

Anne S said...

So glad your son is alright - must have been a terrifying experience.

January said...

Oh my. I'm so happy your son and the other passengers are OK.

Rebecca-the-Wrecker said...

what a relief - hope you are not too shaken

Kay said...

Thanks for all your thoughts and expressions of concern - he has been home and is away again and feeling very thankful himself. All is well. :)

Anil P said...

Terrifying. Luck and gumption. I'm glad he is fine.

Dana said...

Oh my gosh. Thankful, indeed.

paris parfait said...

Thank God he's fine. What a frightening experience! Sending you a big hug! xo

Kay said...

Thanks everyone. We are still reeling a little from the narrow escape and enjoying the fact that we still have our son with us. He is here with us in Queenstown this weekend, and has just bought himself a Hi-Ace van with bed and means to make independent road trips. Maybe this will mean he will keep away from choppers (except that unfortunately they are part and parcel of his job ...) thanks again. All is well.

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