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Monday, November 14, 2011

Jesus Took the Wheel

Not of our car, but of the car that almost hit us.

We were not where we were supposed to be. It would've been our fault. We were on our way home from Branson, Missouri, and due to more fun from Google Maps, we kept having to change our route.

It was late at night on a curvy country road. Fearing that once again we'd taken a wrong turn, my husband pulled a quick U-turn. Only as we got to the top of the U, we discovered a ditch on the other side of the road that prevented us from finishing out turn. My husband put the car into reverse, but before we could back up far enough, a large truck appeared at the top of the ridge, coming our direction.

At first we were not concerned. I said, "There's a car coming." But he didn't slow down.

In that moment, I knew he was going to slam right into my door. I knew the impact would throw our car into a free spin. "He's going to hit us!" I cried. Somehow, he hadn't seen us, taking up the entire road.

And then he did. At the last moment he swerved, barreling his truck through the ditch in front of us. He emerged unscathed on the other side, and I sat there gasping, unable to believe he hadn't hit us.

Honestly, when I thought he was going to hit us, I thought about the annoyance of dealing with insurance claims, fixing up the car. It wasn't until he was gone that it fully dawned on me what a collision would mean, especially if his grill rammed into my passenger side at 60 mph.

I cannot shake the feeling that we are blessed to be home. We are blessed to be alive. Someone was watching over us. I am so happy that the lives of my sweet little family were spared.

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Paul Anthony Shortt said...

That's terrifying. There's definitely someone watching over you.

chococatania said...

so glad you are okay, too... how scary! It is great to know that God is watching over us and protecting us.

Mary Gray said...

Oh my goodness, I am so glad nothing happened. Way to share your faith that you were protected.

Julie Daines said...

Wow! Scary experience. It's crazy the things that go through our minds when stuff like this happens!

Many years ago my son was hit by a car. An elderly man didn't see us crossing in a parking lot and he just mowed my 5 year son (and oldest child) over in his van. At the moment of impact, I remember thinking, "Well, I guess child #2 is now the oldest."

Thankfully, my boy survived and lived to become my teen-age nemesis, giving me all the drama I need to write in ya voice.

Talli Roland said...

That's so scary! Yikes! I'm so happy someone was watching out for you.

Thanks again for featuring my book as a prize!

Elisa said...

wow, that's really more than spooky. that's scary. Glad you guys are all right.

JaseR75 said...

Glad ya'll are okay! Thank God he was watching out for you!

Kelley said...

Wow. I got goosebumps. Glad to hear you're all okay.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

No kidding, guys. It was scary. I'm also so glad we're alive!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

@Julie, how crazy! and it's weird the thoughts that go through our head at the time!

Stephanie Black said...

I'm so grateful you're all right! What a blessing!

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