Drew and I were on a dinner boat cruise with his company. We were not traveling along 35 or were we anywhere near it.
The captain of our ship received a call from his wife and then told us "35W bridge just collapsed." At first, I thought he was joking. I kept staring at him but his expression never changed. My first thought was "I should call my mom." I went down below to grab my purse and cell phone. There were two voice messages already, I ignored them and called my mom. She hadn't heard the news yet. I listened to my sister's voice wobble as she checked up on us. And then my fried, Deb who is in Seattle. I received more calls from friends and family through out the evening and an email this morning.
Last night, as I kissed my boys, my prayer of thanks for bringing our family back together safely brought tears to my eyes.
I pray for the families who didn't get back together safely last night, prayers that they will find comfort and peace.