Sunday, 10 October 2010

The Miracle that happened..

This is the only way I know how to deal with what happened to me on 9th October , around 1:00am……I keep seeing it in my head..its a good thing ope (he drove)cant remember what happened cause he’d be going through what I am going through right now. We were heading home after chilling with some friends…he was doing like 80/100 and the road was practically free….if I had my way he’d be going slower than 80..well that’s just me sha always cautious and all……I saw something up front but couldn’t quite make out what it was… there was no signal…no warning…to let us know a trailer had broken down and covered the whole road….it was the light from the car that even showed us the trailer and by that time there was nothing we could do to avoid it..nothing…it was too late to do anything by the time we saw it…….instead of hitting the end of the trailer which would have been worse..ope swerved and the car hit the side of the trailer and the car went under a little bit.
My first accident in April, I didn’t see it coming…this one I saw it coming and I remember thinking…. God! Is this how I am going to die? My father will kill me…..i swear that was what came to my head..’my father will kill me’ ….the airbags came out I suppose, glass broke..i was half expecting something to cut me or to feel a sharp pain somewhere but I didn’t…first thing I saw was fire somewhere in front……and first thing I assumed was that we hit a tanker and it was going to explode anytime soon….i panicked….i didn’t even have time to look at ope…I assumed he was also trying to get out like I was….i opened the door..but the seat belt held me back…am looking at the fire…and am praying ‘don’t explode’…I tried to squeeze my way out of it…but I couldnt..and am still thinking ‘pls don’t explode’ ..am fighting with the seat belt and finally I calm down…cause panicking kills..i press the button hurriedly and the seat belt comes off….i see some men running..probably the men who drove the truck and I run with them into the darkness..i had no idea where I was going…was it safe….there was nobody around…I was running into darkeness…what if I run into a ditch or a canal…..where the fuck am I running to...i was wearing a short black dress…what if someone attacks me…so I calm down… fuck it! I was tryna get as far away as possible cause I thought it was a tanker. Then I remember Ope is not with me, he is still in the car…. i want to die…Ope is still in the car…what if it explodes…Oh God pla let him be alive..pls… I look at the trailer properly and its not a tanker….so I head back to the car to check on Ope…. Ope wasn’t moving and I said a silent prayer in my heart ‘Father let Ope not be dead, father please’ its hard to see someone you care about like that….there was blood on his head and then I saw him move and I swear I was happy for that brief second….still nobody around….and am thinking…. What if the car catches fire…cause there was fire earlier on…. How do I get ope out…what if I try to get him out and then something explodes….right now am so scared ….i cant even believe I came out of the car with no injury..i just cant but I thank God under my breath…. Thankfully minutes later the accident causes crazy hold up and people come to check and then they help me get ope out of the car..i was shouting real bad..i remember saying ‘Ope get out of the car! Please help ,me get him out of the car..get out of the car before anything else’ his door couldn’t open…..i dunno how he got out but minutes later he’s out and walking..theres blood on his shirt but he just has some cuts and bruises that’s all….like this has to be some kind of miracle…that we both escaped like that….. Ope was a bit disorientated..his car was a writeoff…..completely destroyed…. I try to calm him down and calm myself down…. All I kept thinking was…Laide what the fuck just happened now and how the hell were u and Ope able to survive this…how how how… people who saw the car said we were lucky…. God was on our side…no other explanation… I managed to get Ope’s phone….i couldn’t even find mine..and called some of his friends we hung out with earlier and they came back for us…..
They found my phine and moved some of Ope’s belongings into their car, took pictures of the accident scene and took us away from the scene, we went to the police station nearby and then to the hospital….doctor did some check up and Ope and I slept in the hospital.. I was so scared for Ope.. I didn’t sleep just kept watching him..i couldn’t even sleep even if I wanted to cause I just kept replaying the accident in my head…. I didn’t sleep at all…I just kept thanking God…thanking him for saving our lives..thanking him for the miracle..thanking him so much…..this was my second accident this year so you can imagine how I felt…Thank God…right now I can’t close my eyes cause all I can see is when the lights from Ope’s car shines and we see the trailer in the middle of the road ….you know that feeling when you know nothing can be done at this point in time..you are going to hit the trailer….you only wish you would survive it or if you go u go quickly and experience no pain. I just keep picturing it in my head and it haunts me. What if it was a tanker and not a trailer carrying cement..it would have been a whole different story…so many what if’s haunt me right now….am just so scared…..i just want to forget..there is a lot to be thankful for…but I just cant get the scene out of my head…. …I just wish it didn’t happen…..am not gonna forget this one in a hurry…and memories of this accident will haunt me for a very long time…but I am thankful to God for‘sparing my life and that of Ope’s….I thank him for this miracle…I thank Ope’s friends who were there for us and if not for them it would have been so much worse..i thank my friends…everybody who called, sent a text, bbm’ed….sent a dm or a msg on twitter..God bless you all for ur prayers!

The fact that I am alive to type this is nothing short of a miracle….

33 comments:

HayatuSule said...

Thank God..u guys pulled out of it with no major ish..y'all be okk in a bit..2 accidents in a year?its obvious he's keepin u for a reason!
Be safe, Bless!

BBB said...

I can only say Praise God, are u saying Ope doesn't remember anything,
I remember your last accident, its major thanksgiving this year, and WTH was a trailer doing on the road with no caution signage rubbish!!! Thank God for your life

Kiky said...

OMG!!!. Devil is a big fat liar..
Laide am so sorry, Thank God for His mercies.....Hope ur friend is fine now

Gee said...

Wow laide!
thank God for your life! hope u r doing well and recovering from it al, and ope too! take care of u.
xx

LG said...

thankGod!

Enigma said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! So glad you are okay...saw something on Twitter, was going to buzz you to ask what was up, seeing this all I can say is WOW!

You are truly blessed to be alive AND in good health.

Thanks the good Lord.

BlackizBeautiful said...

wow......congrats girl....God has def got sumtin good in stock for you n Ope n dts why Hez spared you!

Sisi Yemmie ™ said...

how come no comments??? Omg! I thank God u r still alive oh Laide. It is indeed a miracle. Hope Ope is good now? I remember you and the other accident as well...na wah oh Laide. Serious Adura oh.xxx

Rayo said...

Wow! you were indeed lucky. I can't imagine all the thoughts and images you're gonna have to deal with. Thank heavens you had no injuries tho. Pele!

shorty said...

Ah that was really a miracle oo...Thank God for your life and Ope's own. Hope you are feeeling much better now?

Thats the problem with accidents, it keeps haunting you but with time you will forget it sha.

Lara said...

Thank God for his mercies and Glad you are safe.

bArOquE said...

...this morning i was venting about dead trucks that sleep on our roads waiting to claim one life or the other before morning...

they want to fine people N50k for a simple traffic offence

...mnwhile, these bastards park on the road, without any caution signs & wait patiently for one driver to come & give his life underneath, they dont even get charged for that kind of harzard

truck companies should be mnade to pay fines from the tunes of N150k depending on the road & its nearness to traffic

all this rage is coming because my friend Obiora died last week under a trailer on his way home within the city of port Harcourt...

HOW FUCKED IS THAT???

Thank God for your life!

striker004 said...

To God be the Glory comes in very handy here !..it is well

Fragilelooks said...

THANK GOD O. WE DWELL IN DIVINE SAFETY FOR LIFE AND PROPERTY. GOD IS SO MINDFUL OF U GURL.

Vanity said...

wow. That is intense. I am glad both of you are ok

musco said...

Thank God for still keeping you and Ope alive.The writing made me feel I was part of it all.

Damn .... You write so well!

Beautiful said...

wow

thank God

Myne Whitman said...

This is too much, babe you need to slow down o, I'm scared for you. Thank God for your life o..

scarletboy said...

thank God ooh... hope u doing ok now...

Tisha said...

XSN

stop doing your night adventures
you need a change of lifestyle
but a change on the inside first where it matters
or your change won't last long.

~Sirius~ said...

God truly protects His Own.

And We will be forever thankful to Him.

You were born for a reason Laide.
And even the devil can't take that away from you.

Thank God for Mummy and Daddy's prayers too

*wink

Chic Therapy said...

This is my first time on your blog and i tear escaped while reading this.Thank God you and your friend were not seriously hurt.What the hell was a truck doing in the middle of the road.Anytime i am in Naija i drive at odd times, that needs to stop!! Thank God once more for your life!!

aeedeeaee said...

Esu n puro gaaan! Ahn ahn! the second time this year??

Pele! You'll be aright.

You're Alive and Well!

Miss Natural said...

This is a truly miraculous story! Im so happy that you're alright and I thank God for your life. This spate of accidents will never repeat itself in your life. Amen.

exschoolnerd said...

@hayatu thnks hon

@happy bbb.... i have no idea my dear...nope no warning....thnks! i thank God too o!

@Kiky ...yes he is fine.thank God

@Gee..yes dear am good n so is he

@LG u cn say that again

@Enigma thnks dear

@Blackizbeautiful i believe so too dear

@Sisi yemmie yeah two accidents in like 6months its crazy!!!

@Rayo,shorty and lara thnks dearies...help me thank God oo..cause na miracle notin else

@baroque am really sorry about ur friend....and d situation is truly fucked i wish something can be done about it..

@striker 004 thank God

@Fragile looks, vanity, musco, beautiful and scarlet boy
Thanks u guys!!!

@Tisha i cant count how many times i go out at night on one hand...it just so happens that one of the few times i decide to go out this happens...bt i undastnd what u mean

@Myne whitman... thnks dear

@Sirius... yes o! mum and dad's prayers help alot...thank God for his mercies.

@chic therapy u r welcome dear! thnks for stopping by and ur words.

@aeedeeaee yes sweetie i am. Thank God

Kaydee said...

Safe and Unscratched.God is great.U're under His shadow mos def. There ain't no coming back from that.Thank God for life.Wa d'agba,Wa l'owo,wa bimo,ko si iro nbe.Awon enemies don dey vex oh!!!Go mountain sharply,dem no go see 2010 finish.Walahi...Hope the car is insured?

Anonymous said...

great post thanks

doll said...

praise God

LusciousRon said...

Thank God for you both majorly!

Rita said...

OMG!!! It is indeed a miracle. Thank God oh.

omo jeje said...

Thank God you survived but next time if you think someone is driving too fast....say so. Tell the idiot ( i know you love him) that you do not want to race to your death. And if he/she does not want to listen ask them to drop you off by the side f the road. Listen, you are a steward of your life.................God will ask you why you messed up if you get to heaven sooner than your time.

Abo oro ni won so fun omoluabi (a word is enough for the wise).

Ginger said...

Was very sad to read this. But so very thankful it turned out alright. Thanking God with you and praying for NO more stories like this ..Amen!!

mizchif said...

I read this a long time ago but somehow forgot to comment.
Thank God for your life.