Three weeks after Andrea Murray was in a car accident with her two-year-old daughter, the mum built up the courage to write a thank you letter to car seat manufacturer that saved her daughter’s life.
“Dear Diono, it's taken me three weeks to write this post as emotions from this day still run high. Three weeks ago today in Midwest Illinois we suffered an ice storm,” she began her letter.
"It was early on this morning that on my way to work my two-year-old daughter and I hit a patch of ice on the road, sending my Jeep into a ditch where we then rolled 1 and 1/2 times landing on our side."
She added: “I have NO DOUBT in my mind that your car seat saved my daughter's life that morning."
Murray recalled the time and effort she put into picking the perfect car seat and she's glad she did.
“My family thought I was CRAZY after the birth of my daughter because I searched for MONTHS for the perfect car seat.
“I watched carseat crash test videos over and over again until I found the safest seat for my baby, the Diono Rainier, my husband thought I was nuts to spend so much on a car seat.”
She finished her letter saying, "no parent should ever have to turn and look in the backseat to see if their child is still alive, but if you ever do I hope you see what I saw.”
“My child perfectly snug in her car seat, she did not move an inch, her car seat did not move an inch, everything around her was broken, but she was perfect.’
This article first published on Practical Parenting.