The call every parent dreads begins like this:
“Your kids have been in an accident.”
There’s nothing scarier or more dreadful than hearing those words except for the unknown information that comes next.
Are they okay? Where are they? What happened? The questions flood your brain like rapid-fire bullets, and the answers can’t come fast enough. Guilt sets in because the number one function of a parent, protecting the kids, didn’t happen.
It’s an overwhelming feeling that’s only eased by the words, “They’re okay.”
I didn’t fully understand it until it happened to me.