Munch is embarrassed by all the attention because she wasn't hurt in the accident. She is still very sore, but mercifully uninjured. As she replays the moments leading up to the crash she is trying to figure out if she could have done anything differently. As she reflects upon the man that caused the crash she worries that he has been judged unfairly and will have to suffer because of the accident. She is amazingly good that way.
Yesterday was slow, no school and lots of naps. We visited "Nora" (Munch named her car Nora, my car is named "The Beast" and no one wants to drive "The Beast") yesterday to remove the remaining personal effects she had forgotten to get after the accident. I asked the owner of the repair shop if the car was repairable, and he responded, "As the car came in all it took was one look to know that the car is a complete loss."
Three different mechanics came out of the shop while we were removing her belongings and each commented to Munch about how that was not a fun accident to be in based on the look of the car. She wholeheartedly agreed.
There has been lots of this happening, albeit more gingerly. Plenty of laughter and moments filled with peace and quiet reflection. We are so thankful that we have gained a greater appreciation for our family without the heavy price that so many have to pay. We don't know why we are so blessed, but we are thankful nonetheless.