Jenn sent me a link the other day that I finally got to read today about Kyle David Miller, a 3 year old who was riding in a booster seat in a car and the seatbelt failed during a major crash. He was thrown from the car and died due to the crash. I strongly encourage every parent with a toddler to consider a safe 5 point harness car seat – full car seat, rated for a child up to 80 pounds – over a booster seat after what I read today.
Minutes after I read that site, I visited Mercedes’ (the bride in the slideshow below) Xanga site to leave her a comment to let her know the slideshow was online. When I went to leave my comment, I saw other comments about her accident. Accident? I had a strange sinking feeling and called her right away. I got her voicemail and left her a message that probably sounded a bit odd, but I was very concerned.
Tonight, one of her friends (Becky) sent me the link to Mercedes’ mom’s blog post with the photos of her car after the accident. Or what used to be a car. It is truly, truly a miracle that she is alive. More than that, alive and without major injuries or broken bones. Just looking at those car photos made me cry. I mean … whoa. It really is a miracle. Especially when I read the most recent post and saw that she doesn’t always wear her seatbelt – and it is what saved her (before it failed) on Friday night.
I said earlier that Mercedes & Tim impressed me with their strong faith. I believe it will carry them through this difficult time. Please keep them in your thoughts & prayers! No matter what your faith is, I know all the positive, healing thoughts we can send her way will help her.