Feeling Very Lucky

Just on a personal note, my wife and I are feeling very, very lucky. On Sunday, we got a phone call that no parent wants to get.

Our youngest son Will left home recently to make his way in the world. He got himself a great job as a Personal Trainer in Brisbane; and a nice place to stay. His girlfriend from Townsville just came down to visit him – life was good.

Then on Sunday, whilst the two of them were driving down the Pacific Motorway towards the Gold Coast, he had a tyre blowout and his car spun out in the midst of busy traffic. They got hit by another car, and a big truck narrowly missed them. The car was a write-off, and they were taken by ambulance to hospital for treatment.

Cutting a long story short, they miraculously escaped with minor injuries. Even though it is a terrible thing that happened, fortunately no one was badly hurt. They live to fight another day, and they have a good life lesson under their belts. Cars can be replaced – people can’t.

There was definitely a higher power looking over their shoulder, and as parents, we are very grateful. 🙂

13 thoughts on “Feeling Very Lucky

  • Luke Summers
    July 13, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Sorry to hear about the accident and very relieved to hear that your son and his partner are ok. Best wishes to them both for a speedy recovery.

  • July 13, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Great news family is what matters i was always told with cars money houses etc never love anything that will not love you back

  • July 13, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Scary stuff, glad everyone is OK

  • July 13, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Glad your son and his girlfriend are ok Ned. As a parent myself, I can relate to how stressed you must have been. If I can help, please let me know.

  • Ned O'Meara
    July 14, 2016 at 6:41 am

    Thanks for your thoughts and wishes. Also, thank you to those that also emailed and phoned me. Really appreciated.

  • July 14, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Stressful glad to hear everyone is safe and well.

  • July 17, 2016 at 1:59 am

    So glad to hear your son and his gf are ok Ned.

    • Ned O'Meara
      July 18, 2016 at 9:19 am

      Thanks Adam – all getting back to normal slowly but surely.

      Will is still in pain; though it is of a financial nature! Given his age, the insurance excess was $2200.

  • July 18, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Sorry to hear about the accident Ned. That is very scary.

    I’m really glad that everyone is okay. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    • Ned O'Meara
      July 18, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Thanks Nikki.

      Congrats on your appointment. Hope we can catch up one day soon for a quick chat?

      • July 18, 2016 at 3:15 pm

        You’re welcome

        Thank you, I am enjoying the world of domains.

        That would be great, my mobile number is 0415 481 949.

        Talk soon

  • July 19, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Oh wow, I only just read this. Sorry to hear about this Ned. Very lucky indeed!

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