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A Wreck

Yesterday when we left the doctor’s office, we were all feeling quite good and upbeat from the encouraging words. It was late in the afternoon and the traffic was heavy, so I had to be very aware. As we came upon a particularly busy intersection, the light changed from green to yellow. There is always that split second of questioning should I stop or go? In this case, I decided to stop. Unfortunately, the car behind me didn’t. We felt the big bang and my mom started panicking as my dad got out of the car to see what happened. I told my mom to stay put and got out as well. I saw that the hood of the car behind me was crushed, the radiator was leaking, and our bumper was damaged. The young man who hit us was also assessing the damage. A woman who was in the car next to him was talking to him. I asked if he was alright. He said he was. I told him I was going to call the police and EMT’s to have my mom evaluated. As they arrived, so did the woman who was in the car next to the man. It turns out that she was his wife. They were returning home from the hospital as their daughter had a surgical procedure done on her ears. The daughter was in the mom’s car. After the EMT was done with my mom, we discussed going to the hospital. They found nothing wrong except her blood pressure was high – which was understandable. She got out of the car, walked around a little, and said she was feeling OK, so we opted not to make the hospital trip. When we got home, we were all exhausted. It was ironic that just minutes before the doctor said that every day we are alive is like icing on the cake. The accident was quite a reminder that you really don’t know what is going to happen at any time. This morning, thankfully, everyone felt fine. As I thought about what had happened, I was very grateful that no one was hurt. My frail mother was fine. She even went to exercise class today. I was also so grateful that the little girl was in her mother’s car instead of her dad’s. Of course, things can always be worse, which is what the young mother reminded her husband of.

I Found God today as no one was hurt in the car accident.


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