where to start. december 6th 2010..was a memorable day for my family. we had the chance to appreciate what we have, and thank God for .. everything.
it started off good. me, junseok, dad was supposed to meet up with two pastors in tacoma, and have a brunch. we had hwae- and we were all so happy - and that was good. afterr, we went to b&i, i bought hair dying stufff, junseok got a belt, and that was good. we decided to hang out in tacoma for couple hrs while my dad’s working, then we can eat dinner together and he could take was up to fw again. ..it was supposed to be a fun hanging out day for all of us.
we dropped appa off at his work, and decided that we would get a haircut. appa really didn’t like me driving..(they never like me driving) -but we wanted to have fun! we’re on s tacoma way, looking at all the korean signs left and right trying to find a random salon to goto. then, boom. someone hits me. cars were going slow so it wasn’t a big boom but..it was my first car accident. we pulled into the nearest store. it was an idian girl, she walked out saying “sorry sorry, i barely touched you, there’s basically nothing on your bumper, can we just go, i just got my license, i can pay for stuff but please, can we just let it go.” ..it was my first car accident. i didn’t know what to do. she said she was 18 and she got her license last wednesday. her eyes started tearing up and she started calling her family. so at first, we decided to exchange numbers and contact each other later. ..but as i was gonna go into my car again i was thinking “..maybe this is not right” -first person that came upto my mind was jae oppa. called him, and luckily he was around the area. he said this all needs to be taken care of thru insurance and if i just let her leave, i don’t know what she’s gonna do later on. so i told her to wait, that my friend is coming. then all of sudden, she said - i’m in hurry. i have to go. i can’t stay here. ..i was like what? no. you wait. after jae oppa came, she called her uncle. after her uncle came, her attitude totally changed. we said let’s exchange insurance info, they yelled at us, we don’t trust you call the police. so we did - and they told us to exchange the info. so they did (ok, what a waste of time right there) then jae oppa wanted to get her signature. it stated that she rear ended me on 12/06/10, around 2:10pm, around s tacoma way&80th. they said no, how do we know if you’re gonna switch the info later on and sue them or something. they were like call the ambulance if you want. so we did. police came, and she got a ticket. what a faggot, you would’ve saved $200 right there, i was trying to help you out. -and i thought this was the worst part of the day..but i was wrong.
as we were waiting in the car for the police to report back to us, my dad calls. appa and umma have been calling us for like last 30 min at that time, so we thought he was just worried. but no. ..he had fallen off from 2nd floor building height from a ladder. he said he couldn’t move. ..we couldn’t leave we had to wait for the police. ..i started crying my dad was hurt and i couldn’t be there with him. junseok was trying to calm me down but ..it was too much. 정신이..정말너무없었어. as soon as we got everything back from the police, jae oppa led us to his friend who owns an auto shop for collision. we left my car there, and went to my dad’s work with his car. ..he was in the ambulance there was so much blood everywhere and i couldn’t control myself. my mom kept calling, i didn’t know if i was supposed to tell her or not. she was already shocked from my accident. junseok got into the ambulance and i got into oppa’s car and we went to the hospital. once oppa and i got to the hospital, we just had to wait, there was nothing we could do, but wait. junseok wanted me to come in to the er room instead of him since i could translate better.
his chin was ripped, his wrist was splinted, and his pelvis..was broken. their emergency treatment was sewing his chin and relocating his wrist. all of this process took so long. two mok sa nims that had brunch with us earlier came by and so did kang jsn. he was in so much pain and i couldn’t do anything. and when that was going on, i had to figure out his insurance stuff and just hold on to God. seriously, when something like that happens, God.. was everything. i thanked God for everything. i called up my close friends and..as i was telling them everything it hit me hard. ..when they asked me how old he was, i was like…….when did he get that old. ..and why did i feel like 내가 벌받아야되는걸 아빠가 대신 받는다는생각. he didn’t do anything wrong, he was getting punished for my sins - that’s what i felt. soon mom came, and after all the emergency treatments were done, we were just waiting for him to be moved to the different floor and we started talking. my mom said she thought about Job. how he thanked Him for everything when everything was going wrong for him.
thank God that he ripped his chin, not his throat. that ..could’ve killed him at the spot. thank God when he fell off from the ladder, he fell on the dumpster first so the damage wasn’t as bad when he hit the floor. thank God that he didn’t hurt his head. thank God that he was able to get the treatment, regardless of how poor we are. thank God that he had people that loved him. so many people came by the hospital even though they couldn’t see him, because they were worried. thank God that me and my brother was around the area, and we were able to be with him from the ambulance. thank God that jae oppa was in my life, and was around the area, and took care of everything about the accident. thank God that i have friends..that care and that are willing to pray for my family. thank God..for my family. that they’re still breathing. that they’re still here..with me.
me and my brother went to the chiropractor and we are gonna have to go again tomorrow. my dad just got a surgery on his wrist and he’s in the recovery room. junseok’s sleeping (he stayed in the hospital overnight, had to wake up every hr and take care of him. 얜언제이렇게자랐나..좀이뻐보일려그랬다) and i’m in the room, waiting for him to wake up in the recovery room. i’m so happy that he can eat once he wakes up. he’s been saying he was hungry since yesterday. ..he still managed to make us laugh while he was in so much pain. thank God.
엄마랑얘기했다.다계획된일이라고.하나님이,우리보고하나님더쎄게붙잡으라고그러시는거라고.이번기회로우리가족다..더 강해질꺼라고.특이아빠가. thank God that i had a mother, that was able to see all the goods in this kind of situation. even me not going to school this quarter..was all part of His plan. if i had school, i wouldn’t be able to be here with him all this week. even though there are still so many things i have to take care of, with my dad’s insurance, and with my car accident..i have peace. i’m ok, i’m calm. because i know He’s with me, He’s with my family, looking over us.
my brother was saying- noona, that accident..was unreal. then i said..ha..today was unreal junseok. but it all happened. all in one day. but..it was no accident. it was all planned.
ps. i’m so happy my laptop all of sudden got this hospital’s wifi. i thought i was gonna die.
-hehe. thank You God.