I believe that all things happen for a reason. To be more succinct, I believe that God uses ALL circumstances in our lives for His glory. Good things that happen are always fun and lift our spirits, but bad things happen as well that although we might not be able to understand “why”, it ultimately points to God’s mercy and infinite wisdom.
[singlepic id=162 w=320 h=240 float=left]Driving home from the mountains on Friday night around 2200 hrs, a person driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee decided to make an abrupt left hand turn into a Walmart shopping center and hit my Jeep on the driver’s side, just a hair behind the middle of the Jeep. The impact caused the Jeep to roll and ended up on it’s side, with Caleb (my 5 year old son) and me only inches from the pavement. That’s right, Caleb AND Robin were in the Jeep with me. The guy driving the other vehicle never saw us (How can you miss my Jeep???) and never hit the brakes, no turn signal, nothing. [singlepic id=159 w=320 h=240 float=right]Robin hit her head pretty hard and had to be transported by ambulance to the hospital. I got multiple lacerations from the glass of the offending vehicle’s windshield in my left leg and arm, hair, and also glass scratched my cornea in my right eye, not even to mention the bruised ribs. Thank the Lord, Caleb was perfectly fine!! Not a scratch! I am tearing up now as I right this because I know in my heart that with the point of impact and how we rolled, It is a miracle that he came through without a scratch. Caleb was buckled in the Jeep right behind me and Robin was in the front passenger seat.[singlepic id=157 w=320 h=240 float=left] I also know that without the metal cloak fenders and rock sliders, it would have been worse. The steel add-ons saved me and my son from much worse injuries. The roll bars in the Jeep (although not up to a lot of Jeep enthusiasts standards) did their job as well. The driver of the other vehicle was fine as well, but the majority of his front end is in the back of my Jeep.
I really loved my Jeep (if you couldn’t tell by my site), but I got a quick jolt of reality that it is not even remotely as important to me as my family. I will miss my Jeep, but she can be replaced – my family cannot. Thank you Lord for keeping us safe![singlepic id=160 w=320 h=240 float=right]
You can see more pictures of Sara (my Jeep) in the photos if you like that sort of stuff.