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Monday, February 22, 2010

Rearended with Blessings

While on my way to pick Cecily up from school this afternoon, I was hit from behind by another car.  Real hard I might add.  The vehicle in front of me slammed on brakes and to avoid hitting them, I slammed on brakes.  Everything happened so fast.  I slammed on brakes and felt a very strong hit from behind that threw me into oncoming traffic in the other lane.  

What you need to understand is that I wasn't very far from my turn.  This was pick up time at the school and this particular road is very, very busy at this time of day because of that.  So when I say I was thrown into oncoming traffic, I'm not talking about one car coming.  I'm talking about many cars coming.  I simply closed my eyes and hung on thinking I would open them in the presence of Jesus.  I thought, "I won't get to celebrate JennaBeth turning a year old tomorrow."  

The next thing I knew I was sitting in my car, which was now still and in the right lane facing the right direction as if I had simply stopped in the middle of the road.  I pulled to the side of the road and turned the car off and immediately got out to check on the people in the car that had hit me.  Two teenage boys got out of the car and immediately began asking me, "Mam, are you okay?  We were very worried about you."  I assured them I was okay and we called law enforcement to come do an accident report.

This young man who had been driving was so very nice.  While we were waiting on the officer to arrive he asked me multiple times if I was sure I was okay.  I wondered why he kept asking me that.  He went on to tell me that he saw the car in front of me slam on brakes and the next thing he knew "your car left the ground.  I was very worried about you."

I am okay and the bumper of my car only has a few scratches and a little paint missing; not one single dent to be found!  More importantly, my little guys were not in the back seat.  I also did not hit any other cars including the one in front of me.  To say that I am a little stunned by God's protection is an understatement.  We absolutely would not have been able to afford any major car repairs or the replacement of a car right now.

But more importantly even than all of that is the fact that I got to speak to two young teenage boys about the amazing love of God and His protection.  God just simply amazes me sometimes with His mercy and His love.  I'm reminded by this accident how important it is to always be ready to give a reason for the hope I have in Jesus!

How has He been good to you lately?

"But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.  I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me."  Psalm 13:5-6

Blessings on you,


Jenilee said...

so glad that you are safe! I am always amazed and thankful for the hand of God on our lives. Thank you, Lord!

Thena said...

WOW!! What a testimony to those boys. Thank God nobody was hurt.

Adventure Mom Janna said...

Praise God!

I like your new look.

Happy Birthday JennaBeth! I'm happy your mommy will be here to celebrate your life and her own.

jodi said...

Car accidents are one (of my many, many) fears. I'm so glad you are okay and the little ones were not with you. Thank you Lord!