Wednesday, January 14, 2009

911 "I think I have an emergency"

Yesterday morning Clint got up for work, I went to give him a kiss goodbye and I noticed that our trash smelt bad and needed to be taken out. I asked him to take it out and then headed to the restroom. Well, he forgot to grab it! When Sky woke up I feed him breakfast and then put him on the ground to give him some crawling time. The trash smelt so bad so I decided to run and throw the trash out. As I am walking back up the stairs and go to open the door It doesn't budge because IT'S LOCKED! WHAT NOW? Clint is in Class, he has a new schedule so i have no clue where. Are phones we getting turned back on today, we forgot to pay the bill. I couldn't call or text him, I had no clue what to do. I walk down the stairs to are neighbors that live below us and knock on the door. In between gasp from holding back my tear I say... I don't know what to do. The wife isn't home so It is just the husband and I think he was sleeping. I go on to say, Skyler is in the apartment unsupervised, crawling around, and I am locked out. For anyone who doesn't know where we live, It is on the top floor of the three story apartment, So breaking a window or crawling through isn't and option. He has me come in, we can hear Sky beating on his drum and cuing and ca'ing upstairs, so that is reassuring. My biggest fear was that he would put something in his mouth and start chocking. We then brainstorm, who should I try and call. I called Chelsey, and said I needed her now. I am so thankful that I have such a wonderful friend that all I have to say is I need you now and she is on her way. Then, we call locksmiths to get an estimated price, its $55 which we really don't have the money for right now. We then decided to try 911, we heard that they can unlock doors. I called and they asked if it was an emergency and I was like uh... I think it's kinda an emergency, next time I call I will know to be a little more straight forward because they sent an officer i like a minutes to the apartments. The police officer was great, he couldn't unlock the door but he helped me from not have a nervous breakdown. I kept knocking on the door and talking to Skyler so that he would respond. He was fine, other then fusing here and there, he just played with his toys. The fire department and locksmith where on there way, the officer was going to see if the fire department could climb through the window on there ladder. "Oh what are my neighbors probably thinking of me right now!" I probably said 20 little prayers and so did Chelsey on her way to my apartment. It was 11 am and Clint didn't get out of class until 2. The police officer is waiting downstairs and Chelsey and I are talking to Skyler through the door. The police officer starts talking to someone and I listen. It is Clint! I run down the stairs and give him a huge hug! Clint had no clue what was going on he just had a feeling that he needed to come home before his next class. I wanted to now bare my testimony of the power of the priesthood and what an amazing blessing it is to have it in my home every day. I love my husband so much and am so blessed that he is always in tuned with the spirit to bless and watch over our family!


5 comments:

Aaron and Ailinh Harris said...

Wow! What. A. Day! I'm glad things turned out okay though. I was even scared reading through your blog!

Amber Kei said...

That makes my stomach do flip-flops!! Goodness - I'm sure glad everything was alright. :) Please know that you can always call me, too.

Stephanie Saunders said...

I know that in Maryland the fire department will open a door only if there's a child inside- found that out after locking myself out of the house a ton of times. Luckily Taylor was never inside, but that would be so scary! Glad everything came out alright!

Angie said...

What a relief that Skylar is okay and his Momma! It brought huge smiles and some tears in regards to your testimony...and Clint showing up like that. That Priesthood Power is definitely a special gift!

We love you! Big hugs!

The Wheelers said...

Wow I'm so glad that Clint was there and that you're all ok!