Our poor friend was in a horrible cycling accident last week and was just discharged from the hospital. Sheâ€™s been blogging about her journey, but basically, she shattered her pelvis and had a severe concussion.
Honestly, I didnâ€™t realize how close we came to losing Ashley until I saw her. This was no little bike wreck. Breaking your pelvis in three places is a big, big deal. And Iâ€™m reminded how often I take basic things like the ability to walk and go to the bathroom by myself for grantedâ€¦ I really shouldnâ€™t! Our health is so precious.
Iâ€™m just glad that Ashley survived the accidentâ€¦ I know that Ms. Ironman will bounce back. She just needs time to heal and recover.
So, what gift did we bring Ashley?
A bunch of Ashleyâ€™s blogging buddies from Florida (we all used to live in the Sunshine State together) pitched in to buy her the gift. A big thanks to Katy, Meghann, Megan, Kelly, Callie, Ryan, and DadHTP for contributing! Ashley really, really loved the Kindle. I immediately set her up with her first books â€“ The Hunger Games series.
Although Ashley has a long road ahead of her, she has her husband Richard, her supportive friends, the online community, and her furkids to help her through.
Isnâ€™t Charlie the cutest? Heâ€™s blind but is a good snuggler!
On the way to Ashleyâ€™s, Katy and I grabbed EarthFare hot bar:
Salad, tofu, mac and cheese, and veggies.
And two delicious molasses ginger cookies.
Must get to bed! 10K race in the morning!