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In a Split Second....

July 29, 2012

your world could change. 


Last week I received a call that stopped me in my tracks.   The phone call that we all dread...
 It was from my husband saying my precious, sweet girl had been in a roll over accident in her convertible.  My first question was is she alright.  He said that she was able to get out from underneath the car but hadn't gotten to her yet to know.

The 25 minute car ride to get to the accident was the longest of my life.  I prayed to God over and over... a prayer that only a Mom can pray that has held a child in her heart and womb for 9 months.  Praying that she would be able to walk away from it. 

As I arrived on the scene, the police, fire and ambulance had already arrived.  I scanned the scene trying to find my girl... and then saw her overturned car.  I tried to swallow the panic that started rushing up.  Then I saw my precious girl who was being treated and thanked God.


As I rode in the ambulance to the ER, I sat there and realized just how close a call it really was.  How my precious girl could have been hurt so much worse or even killed.   I realized that in a split second, your world can change forever.  That each morning we are given a gift and we never know what the day will bring for us or to those we love and care about.  We should never take one day or those we love for granted.  In a split second, all could change.


I have had time to reflect and count my blessing that God has graciously given.  Today, I am so thankful that my sweet girl only came away with minor bruises and abrasions.  I hug a little tighter, say I love you a little more and give thanks to God for my family, friends and all the little blessings each day.  Don't wait for a close call or a scare to appreciate them.  Don't miss one opportunity to tell them that you love them and how important that they are to you.

(and a message from Janna.... "WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT"  it saved my life!)


Heather said...

I have Experienced a similar Situation with my own precious daughter. I blogged about it not too long ago. The accident was 9 months ago and I still can feel the moment I got the phone call. I am soooo happy your daughter is safe! God blessed your family mightily, again!

The Farmer's Daughter said...

A lesson for all of us to remember. . . .And, I'm so happy to hear she will be fine. . . .a true blessing from God.

Blessed Serendipity said...

I am so glad that your daughter survived that accident. God truly does answer our prayers. I love her advice to wear your seatbelt.

blessings,
Danielle

Grammy Goodwill said...

I'm so thankful that your daughter is okay. Good lesson to always wear your seat belt.

Linda said...

Thank goodness she is okay. Very scary!

artbywendy said...

I had the same thing happen, my 16 year old daughter rolled her car and if she haden't been wearing her seatbelt I don't know if she would be here today! she also just had cuts and abrasions, it was so scary! I never want to get that call again! Glad your daughter is also ok!!! :O)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So glad to hear she is okay. It really could have turned out so different. She definitely had an angel on her shoulder. My aunt is still in the hospital after being rearended by a car travelling 60 mph. She has many injuries that will take a very long time to heal; not easy when you are older. Sending healing wishes and blessings, Tammy

traci said...

oh my gosh sheila. how scary. i am so sorry this happened to janna and your family but am thanking God that she is ok. hugs to you and her!!!

Leah C said...

When we got the call that Janna had been in an accident, it felt as though my heart had stopped beating. I thank God she is okay. I thank God your beautiful, sassy, brilliant daughter is still with us. And I pray that you will never know nother moment like that again. You are so right, dearest friend...we need to appreciate & be grateful for each day we are given.
P.S. she wore her seatbelt...proof that our children do listen to their mommas;)

Alice W. said...

so glad to hear she is okay!!! I had an accident in my early twenties...my mom actually saw it from her rearview mirror as a 60 mph car ran into me...when I pulled out of our driveway without looking long enough :( definitely could have been the end for me but it was the first time in life when I realized it is not a guarantee! and I too walked away mostly unharmed...lots of bruises and scrapes...but could have been a million times worse. I will pray for a speedy recovery for your girl!

Sandy Michelle said...

Thank God-indeed- that she is ok! Seat belts are the best invention!

Sandy xox

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