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You know I don't have TV yet, but I was on pogo playing games and someone mentioned an interstate collapsing into the mississippi in Minneapolis. I immediately went to CNN.com and read the horrible story. I began frantically dialing my daughter, and all I could get was "circuits busy" messages. I kept dialing and finally got through. She had received a call at 4:30 p.m. to come in for overtime, which she's been doing lately for extra money. She said "mom, something told me to turn this one down, so I did. If I hadn't, I'd have been right in the middle of it." She still doesn't know how she'll get to work tomorrow, as she doesn't know of an alternate route to the 35W bridge. She's watching the horrible coverage of it live now, and thanking God she had a gut feeling that kept her home.

Are any of our friends here in Minneapolis? Hoping everyone is safe, and feeling the relief only a mother can feel when a child is in danger.
 

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Oh Happy news
So great to hear that your girl is safe.
My prayers to all who are waiting to hear if their loved ones
are safe.
 

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We almost moved to that area. It would have been there or here in KC. Dave knows a lot of people that work up there, but he hasn't heard anything from any one. He got home late last night and didn't hear about it until about 9 last night. It has definitely been on his mind since.

God protected your daughter last night. I'm glad she listened.
 

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how many times have we not listened to our instinct. thankful she listened for all of you. such a tragedy up there. thoughts and prayers with everyone.
 

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I am not a very religious person...spiritual but not very religious...but I do believe in guardian angels. Wonderful that your daughter's was looking out for her.
 

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So many reasons everyday to be thankful, and then there are the miracles. Blessings ... to your daughter and you and all those who did/didn't get that call saying "I'm okay"!
 

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So glad to hear your daughter is safe and sound! Someone on high was certainly watching out for her....many prayers go out to all the families affected by this horrible tragedy....

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Kathie,Raleigh & Molly! :D :twisted: :?
 

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Wow! I just read about the bridge before coming to the forum for updates, and I was wondering if we knew anyone in the area. I am so grateful that your story this morning is a happy one.
I, too, am not a religious person...but very spiritual...I believe in higher powers and in fate and "whisperings" from guardians unseen...I am so glad that your daughter listened.
I pray (even though not conventionally) that all of those who are touched by this tradgedy will be comforted.
 

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I have a few friends and some cousins in that area. So far I've heard from the friends that they're ok.

My dh drives semi for a company just south of there, so my first act when I heard was to call his cell phone. Thank God he was in Kansas City last night. We live about 2 hrs from there, and both my dds live about an hr south of there along the Mississippi. They're hoping they don't see anyone floating down past their places from the wreckage.

How sad... you simply don't expect the road to disappear out from under you as you're driving!
 

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Rita ...i am so relieved to hear your daughter listened to her instinct! and was definitely being watched over.

my heart goes out to all the families involved and affected by this terrible tragedy.
 

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Rita what is your grandbaby's name? and i'll be saying prayers his illness gets better, hang in there
 

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His name is Gabe, and he's just turned 6. It's a bad situation, the daddy is quite a bit older than my daughter, he was 27 and she 16 when they had Gabe. He managed to finagle custody from her and has alienated her from Gabe's life. He also tries to do so with me, I only see him on Christmas and birthdays and anytime Tim needs extra cash (yes, I PAY to see my grandson). Anyway, don't get me started! Thank goodness his other grandparents are good and decent people.

Sue called me today. She said Gabe had spent 10 days, including his birthday, in Children's hospital. He has developed very very severe epilepsy. He is having so many seizures they can't even count them. They have him on 4 meds and they are not working. He has suffered brain damage to his right brain. The way Sue explained, if he begins to experience damage to his left brain, they will do surgery, to essentially kill his right brain, and this will leave him paralized on his left side. He's such an adorable loving child. She says he's taking it in stride and thinks when he's in the hospital, he's king of the hill and should be spoiled beyond recognition, which of course he gets :wink: I feel so helpless in this situation. Even though we only see each other every 6 months or so, we are very close and he is grandma's pride and joy.

I just don't know what to do for my sweet boy.
 
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