Thursday, August 21, 2008

Counting our blessings

You know when you pray every morning and ask the Lord to protect you and your family? Well, we are witness to those prayers being answered.

In front of our home this evening, a 32 year old man with a seizure disorder sped left to right, across the edge of our front lawn, through our flower garden, over a cable and phone box, across the front lawn of our neighbors to the south, and smashed into a full-sized pickup at at least 40 or 50 miles an hour. The miracle? The road he was flying down runs directly toward our cul-de-sac. He hit a speed bump 30 yards up the road, which forced his car to turn with the road, and veer away from our cul-de-sac. 4 of the 5 kids were out front playing. Somehow, the 12 other cul-de-sac kids were not playing in the path which the car took, nor were the 15 or 20 other neighborhood children that are typically outside playing in the front. While the neighbor owning the truck appears to be the only person who suffered a loss, it was a blessing that pickup was in his path. The driver rammed the pickup broadside, effectively stopping him from driving right into their home. There were no skid-marks showing any braking, and an aunt of his, driving by later, confirmed to us that he indeed had a seizure disorder and that he "wasn't suppose to drive." I was there very quickly and tried to help the driver remain calm, and stayed with him until the ambulance arrived. He was completely unaware of what had happened. We know the truth......God answered our prayers today. We're saying them again tomorrow - we suggest you do the same.

"The difference between God and the Devil is that God creates and organizes, while the whole study of the Devil is to destroy." -Brigham Young
(This post was written by Nathan, and changed around by Deb)


Kurt and Kristy said...

Wow you guys!! Scary! Well we are counting our blessings that you are all safe! It's amazing how the Lord protects us!

Denise said...

Wow, those pictures are amazing! No wonder people were so freaked out. That car was pretty messed up. SO glad none of the children were hurt.

Amber said...

I am still marvelling at the miracle that no one but the driver was injured. I'm so glad no one else was hurt. I'm also still trying really hard to not be freaked out by it!