I almost lost two of my sons
Even writing this down scares me.
The boys went to play golf with my brother and Tommie. Totally oblivious to the danger my kids were in, I was happily following their game via WeGolf. An amazing program. I can see exactly where they are on the golf course, see the score card and get up to date photos. Stunning application that. It even shows where your shots went (on google earth no less). While playing it tells you have far the green is from where you are standing. If I played golf, I would SO have WeGolf. (If you want to find out about this, you can get hold of Michael 082 563 7582)
Anway, I decide to join them after the first 9 holes. This is when I found out just how close my boys came to serious injury or even death.
Jason (6) and Zander (2) was alone on the golf cart while my brother, Tommie and Quintus was nearby getting ready for the first round. Out of the corner of his eye, Quintus saw the golf cart pull away at full speed. Apparently Zander had fallen off the chair to get his chips and fell right onto the petrol pedal. They pulled off right into the direction of the river. There is quite a steep slope and long fall before you will even reach the river.
My brother, Quintus and Tommie ran at full speed to try and catch them but there was no way they would get to them before they plunged over the edge. In the nick of time but brother thought of screaming at Jason to turn the steering wheel. I thank God that Jason didn’t freeze but immediately did as he was told and turned into the only safe direction they could go. My brother said there was at the most just another 3 seconds before it would have been too late to do anything. Another older golfer ran towards them as well but by then Zander had moved off the pedal and they were coming to a halt.
Just like that… by one/two meters, I could have lost my boys.
Thank goodness Jason was on the golf cart. If Zander was on it alone, he would never have made it. Thank goodness Jason didn’t freeze (as I think most kids would). Thank goodness they are just fine. I could have lost my boys yesterday.
This is how close the golf course to the water. The black arrow is about where the boys were heading.
This is where the boys were going. You will notice that the patch of green grass right by the black arrow, is already a downward slope that would have excelerated their speed even more.
We always say you are very lucky when a ladybug lands on you. This ladybug landed on Jason’s hand at the club house between the to 9’s. Jason, what a lucky boy you are indeed. So are we. You are my little hero.