Thursday, May 1, 2008

Safe at Home


Today I experienced the scariest 8 (or so) minutes of my life! Gage and I were playing and I had to take a bathroom break so I just left him in his room and went into our bathroom. Usually I get followed but today he just stayed there...or so I thought! I come out a few minutes later and our front door is wide open! So I think maybe he just went out on the porch...No Gage. I run down our steps and do a lap around our yard....No Gage! So I thought maybe he opened the door and went back to his room....so I run through my house yelling for him....No Gage anywhere! I grabbed the phone and dialed Matt...there was no answer. So I call my brother's phone (they work together)...no answer! I tried Matt again just to hear his darn voice mail! By now I'm nearly screaming profanities at the phone...running around outside like a crazy woman and debating to myself....Do I call 911?! I was thinking....maybe I'm overreacting he's probably just hiding from me....But then, what if some creep took off with him and I wait to call and it's too late! Really I was going crazy! My legs felt like jello and I could hardly even talk to the dispatcher (yes I decided to call)! I gave her our address, our phone number, my name, his description, she was trying to calm me down and tell me someone would be on their way soon and just then I look down the road and two little girls are carrying my now reported missing son! Holy moly! Relief washed over me and nearly put me into shock I think! I apologized to the dispatcher, hung up the phone and ran to meet the girls! So did I overreact? Maybe. But I have to admit I've never been that scared in my life! I just kept thinking of possibilities and praying that he was okay. Apparently he had seen them walking their dog and gone after them....WAY down the street! I can't be sure if the deadbolt on our door was locked, I think that it was, and if that's the case I'm really in trouble because he's been trying to figure that thing out for weeks! Thank goodness everything was okay! Now I just need to go lay down for a while. Apparently my stress has brought on some pretty good contractions!

5 comments:

{nicole coombs} said...

So I hate to tell this story but I had a very similar experience about two months ago! Cory was playing outside our apartment complex and I decied to make us some lunch so with the door wide open I stood right at the counter looking right outside at him and made some pb and honey sandwiches. I swear I looked down for 10 seconds maybe and looked back outside. Cory was GONE I ran around yelling his name (or screaming I cant remember) I pounded on all of my neighbors doors. ran around the whole building. he was now were I seriously almost just collapsed and started balling. Suddenly this girl came walking across from the other buildings. by this time everyone in my building was outside looking for him too. The lady that was carying him was yelling at me I cant even remember what she was saying to me I just ran grabbed Cory and started crying. All I could say to the lady was sorry.( she was calling me all kinds of names) I went strait inside and sat on the couch and held Cory the rest of the day just crying. I couldnt stop thinking what could have happened to him!! It was awful. Needles to say he is never outside for a second whithout me watching his every move! I dont know what I will do when he can open and unlcok the door tie him to the couch or somehting! Sorry You had to experience that! Oh by the way I want to see a picture of your cute liitle preggo belly!! and what about gages room are you done with it yet??

Kathi & Ronnie Bishop said...

Wow...how scary. Don't think you over reacted at all! I couldn't imagine that happening. I've told Danika she isn't allowed to get any bigger so she can't get into trouble. I'll let you know how that works out for me! LOL. Good thing he was safe and sound.

THE CAVEY CLAN said...

Scary, just remember the "terrible twos". I always thought it was something totally different but it means you can't turn your back on them (especially with a newborn too, they are really sneaky that way, at least mine was). I ran upstairs once after a presidency meeting and found the bathroom floor flooded so tried to clean it up and the stinker snuck out the front door and Hopped the fence to go "swim in the water" at the lake at the golf course behind our house and the part of the gate was knocked down. Thankfully the sec. daughter saw him and caught him in time. I don't think you over reacted AT ALL. Just like you said "what if" something else could of happened, better to call than not at all! Glad he is safe and my novel is over:)!

Clint and Jeni Hatch said...

Oh my gosh, I would have been fricken out! I am so overly protective of my little girls. Lately Clints been gone alot with work and school we rarely see him. I realized that if someone was to (heaven forbid) brake in or worse.. I would be responsible for protecting the most important people in my life. So last night I went to Clint with a very serious face and asked him to please show me how to load his gun.(I know scary right) well I've shot it before but I have never loaded it myself. Even though I hope and pray I never have to use it.. I'm not going to not be ready just in case I do! These are our babies!!

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