As everyone trickled into work this morning the first topic of conversation was the bridge. First of all we checked with one another to make sure family and friends are safe. So far, no one I know personally has was involved directly, however as recovery efforts continue throughout the day that could change.
I mentioned yesterday that my son's girlfriend (and in my heart my daughter-in-law) used that bridge in her daily work commute and had crossed the bridge barely ten minutes before the collapse.
My out-of-state sister and I were in contact with one another and she told me of a close call with her daughter, who also lives in the area of the bridge collapse.
For some reason when my sister got home from her job she decided to call her daughter to chat.
Because she did that my niece was late leaving for an appointment. If she had left on time she would have been on the bridge at the time of the collapse.
Thank you everyone for your warm thoughts and your prayers. There are many families that will not have the good news that I have had. Please remember them as you go about your day today.
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