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Since my life isn’t all that different from yours, hopefully we can find some COMMON GROUND & learn from each other. Please share your thoughts!

Through the Lords’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!
Lam. 3: 22 & 23

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Year Has Passed…….& I find it hard to believe……

That one year ago-I got the biggest wake-up call of my life.

As I drove up to pick up my nephew from school, I never expected to instead have an appointment with a serious & life-threatening car accident.

But, that’s the way it is with those kinds of things-you never expect them, really.

If we had been going just a slightly different speed, one of the children or I could have been killed with the impact of the other truck hitting our van.

But, instead, my Loving Heavenly Father spared everyone’s lives & today, I am happy to say, all the children have returned to normal-although it took Ruthie MONTHS to not be scared in the van. Petrified every time we got in, actually.

The “littles” still say, “Mommy, be careful,” every time we have to stop too quickly, but other than that, the kids seem to be fine.

But, me, on the other hand-I still have a ways to go.

I have to drive through the same intersection several times a week now-as Ana attends a part-time charter school on that side of town.

I STILL find myself breathing harder, & gripping the steering wheel with both hands, especially if there are other cars around me, or if the weather is foggy, & snowy (like it was that day).

Every day, I look at this (our crushed license plate) as I hang up my coat, & I often stop to thank My Father He chose to spare us, & give me more chances to love my kids & hubby.

"Thank-you, Lord, again for Your daily protections of us. May I never take life for granted."

Here is a link to the month of January 2009, when the accident & recovery occurred.

(Later this week, I will use this post as part of Steady Mom's "30 minutes or less" Challenge. I completed it in 28 minutes-including the editing of the picture!)


Lund7 said...

Wow! I didn't realize you were in such a scary accident. That would scar me for life. Do you ever wonder how many times we all have "close calls" but our Heavenly Father spares us? So glad you were safe but that license plate is a constant reminder of what could have happened....

Kim & Dave said...

Yes-I often wonder that. I hope that I will always remember to be grateful for the times & know about & the ones I don't!

Dea said...

Wow- i am sorry that happened to you but i am so glad you all are ok. It certainly does make you much for thankful for everything God does!

Gardenia said...

gosh, that was a bad accident. Your guardian angels were there with you that day too.

Leigh said...

I am also thankful that you've been spared but more importantly, that you use it as a wake-up call (LOVE the framed license plate)

It Feels Like Chaos said...

How scary!! But such a testament to God's protection!

se7en said...

Well done you for finding a bright side. It is a scary world and we do need to put our trust in God for every breathe we take...

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