Friday, March 13, 2009


I've just learned that our bloggy friend, Braja, and her husband have been in a car accident. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

For more information, click here.

***Update from VodkaMom at I need a Martini Mom***

Here's part of the email I received from her friend...

Dear *******,

I came back from the hospital yesterday and am going back this morning.
Braja is in surprisingly good spirits though in a fair amount of pain. She
looks bad but the truck looks worse!

Seriously though. She doesn’t have her mobile right now as she is still in
ICU and mobiles aren’t allowed there. She was having a chest drain put in
last night for a newly discovered punctured lung. Once that was done and
stable they were going to transfer her to another room. Then she will have
her phone. I’m going back today so will give her your messages of concern.

If anybody wants to send personal messages they can email them to me and I’ll give them to her.

The hospital she is in doesn’t allow flowers but when she gets home,
hopefully, in a couple of weeks, you can shower her with them! Any personal messages can be sent to me and I’ll pass them on. I’m going to print out all the current comments and read them to her today. So if you can get any messages to me before 10.30am my time I’ll take them with me.

She will be physically fine but is going to need a lot of emotional TLC.
This has been a real shock for her.

Anyway I’m off to make her some blended soup as she refused to have a
nasogastric tube for feeding her – she can’t eat properly because of many
lacerations inside her mouth. The tube made her feel like she couldn’t

Thank you and all her blogger friends for caring so much. It will help more
than any of us can understand.

***From Lisa at I Didn't Get the Message***
As most of you have heard by now, our friend (icon), Braja, her husband and driver were in a horrific car accident.

Braja has been a friend to us all. She made you feel like you were her best buddy no matter how long she's known you. That takes a kind heart and generous spirit.

I know we're all doing this, but let's keep her, her husband and driver in our thoughts.

To that effect, I'm proposing that on Saturday, 3/14 at 12 noon we have a world-blog moment of silent prayer (no matter where you live) when the sun is highest in the sky and shining upon us all. Just like Braja.

Please post this on your site so all your followers will join in. We are a powerful group and Braja will feel it all the way in India.

***Update from Jan at Jan's Sushi Bar***
I've been keeping up with the updates - Braja had plastic surgery on her face earlier today (she apparently hit the windshield of the taxi she was in) and they are finally going to operate on her husband - his condition has been upgraded from critical to serious.


Pseudo said...

Oh my SMB, this is tragic. my heart and prayers are going out them. How did you find out?

Anonymous said...

How awful. Prayers being said right now...

Unknown said...

It sounded like a horrible accident! Prayers are on the way.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Psuedo, I heard from VodkaMom on twitter.

Thank you, everyone, for your thoughts and prayers. I know Braja will appreciate them.

Anonymous said...

I've been keeping up with the updates - Braja had plastic surgery on her face earlier today (she apparently hit the windshield of the taxi she was in) and they are finally going to operate on her husband - his condition has been upgraded from critical to serious.

I don't pray, but I am thinking about her and hoping she will be all right.

Anonymous said...

I don't know Braja but i saw the tweet and read all about her. It seems this week has been full of pain, misery, disaster, and craziness. I hope they can be mended nicely and thankful they are alive and getting good care. My prayers are sent!

cheatymoon said...

Done and done.

Anonymous said...

I've been following these updates too. I didn't know his condition had moved from critical though. That's a positive step.

Thank you.

Reader Wil said...

I hope your friends will soon recover. I am very sorry for you all.

Wunderwoman said...

I hope Braja and her husband along with the cab driver recover quickly. They are in my prayers

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Will say a prayer for Braja and her husband at this horrific time. What a lovely voice she has in her writing. Odd how we are brought to such beauty.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting, SMB


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I do not know Braja, but any friend of yours is a friend of mine. Here in California it is just 11:58 AM. Please excuse me for my moment of silent prayer for Braja, her husband and the driver.

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, my goodness...Well, you can count on my prayers. Keep us updated. Oh, poor girl.

Anonymous said...

Prayers going up - also on prayer chain at church. Keep us up to date. What a horrible thing to go through.

Debbie said...

Hi...My name is Debbie and I am blueberryplains. I have been reading your blog and absolutely love it. I am so sorry about your friend Braja...I don't know this person but have said a prayer for her and family members. I hope they are alright...what a shame to have to go through this. I was in a terrible car accident years ago and it never left me. I have added you to my favorite blogs to read. You are one of the most hilarious people I have come across on here. I love your sense of humor and your writing. I will check back often...thanks and great to meet you...Debbie

Anonymous said...

Like Jan, I don't pray. But I sent positive thoughts Braja's way, which is a kind of praying, I guess. Horrible to read about it on Twitter, but good to see the instant reaction from so many people.

Beth said...

I've been praying and I will keep praying for speedy recoveries.

Debbie said...

I am praying for all of their healing.