And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV
I was blessed. Thank you, Lord.
Tuesday was Election Day, and I was glad to volunteer at the church to greet people voting at our Family Life Center. Other than that momentous event, it was a normal day and at around 3:00 pm I left to pick up Emma from school at Basis. She gets out at 3:30. I was driving down Highland Road, as usual, as I turn at Pecue Lane and head toward the Woman’s Hospital Campus. Near the Highland Road Park I top a rise and see a car heading toward me in my lane. The next moment there is a head-on collision and my car lands in a ditch. A red corvette that was in the other lane had rear-ended a car that had appropriately stopped due to traffic in front of it. The corvette entered into my lane and hit me head on.
I was blessed. Why? Well here are all the blessings I have counted so far:
- I survived with only bruises. My seat belt and air bags protected me. I didn’t need to go to the emergency room. It just so happened that I had my annual check up with my regular doctor scheduled for the next morning. He was able to check me over and confirm there were no problems.
- Emma was still at school and not in the car with me to be injured or traumatized.
- My car ended up in the ditch and was not hit by another car behind me nor did it land in a deep/steep ditch like so many on Highland Road where my car might have rolled over.
- All parties were able to walk away. I don’t know about injuries with the driver of the corvette, but he was able to walk out. The driver who was rear-ended sat up on the hill next to the Highland Road Observatory sign with me while the Sheriff and EMS checked us out.
- Don was at home, inside when I called him and came immediately to help me. He was not outside doing chores where he wouldn’t hear the phone.
- Emma’s school was able to divert her from car-pool to the after-school program where she did homework until Don and I were able to pick her up. Meanwhile, she didn’t know I had been in a wreck.
- Our small dog was in the backseat of my car. She loves to pick up Emma from school. She had a small limp at first and a scratch on her face but is fine.
- The car that caused the wreck was not a massive truck or vehicle that would have caused a lot more damage to both cars and people that were in them.
Thank you God, for helping us see the blessings even in things like car accidents. Help us to remember that you are here to support us and give us courage when bad things happen. We can turn to you. Amen.