3.02.2011

Protected by Angels.

Yesterday was one of the scariest days I've had in a long time. It was heart-wrenching and stomach chruning. We've been in a slump for a while...just a whole run of the mill bad luck but it wasn't a couple of things it was a lot. Things just started lookin up as my husband finally found employment after being out of work for about four months. Yesterday was his second day going to work. I was up with him yesterday morning and saw him off...little did I know what was to come. The phone rang at 6:30 (AM) and when I answered it I heard him shaken on the other end saying he had just wrecked.

[....] My heart sank into my stomach because he almost sounded like he was hurt and as I gathered myself I asked if he was okay and he said yes. It's hard to hear your spouse, the person you love the most, the strong one of you both to be shaken so badly. So I had to wake our son and bring him to my Mother's next door and make the horrid drive to the scene. It was about 6 miles from where we live and he had turned onto a main road in a local city and hit a patch of black ice and lost control and ended up in a ditch. The way the truck looked lying there in the ditch made you think that the person driving had to be moderately to seriously injured but his Guardian Angels were definitely flying with him that day, their arms wrapped around him. God watched over him, that's for certain.

You can replace vehicles. Car lots will sell you cars all day. But you can't replace loved ones, and I don't know what I would have done if he were seriously hurt or worse. But I try not to think of the 'what-if's'. I'm just so thankful that he was okay and that he was able to walk away with nothing but a bruise on his thigh. It will definitely be a day we won't forget and I'll be eternally greatful to the Man upstairs. Here are some photos taken with my phone at the scene of the accident:
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And this was after they towed it to our home:
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Scary isn't it? Very. I hope this never happens to us again-[Good Lord willing].



16 Lovely Reader(s) Said:

Warren Baldwin said...

Very blessed! I know you are thanking the Good Lord. I like what you said about Guardian Angels. Glad your husband was ok.

Mom of M&Ms said...

Praise JEsus that he is safe...OH MY HOODNESS! Thank you JEsus

Ashley Sisk said...

Oh my goodness - I'm so thankful that he's alright. How scary!

Tara said...

Wow, that is scary. Thank goodness...he is safe...Lots of hugs to you

Anonymous said...

Sorry he had to go through that - and you too. Glad to hear he was not hurt. I've been in a situation like that, where everyone should not have walked away, but we did and I thank God for it.

TheCowans said...

OH my gosh how horrifying! Praise God he's alright. Take care all of you!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Oh, wow, Natalie. Praise God he's okay. I know that had to be so, so scary for you both. XO!

~Shari said...

I read this on Facebook. I am sorry I didn't rely then.

I have gone threw this. I will don't go into it. But all I have to say is.. GOD is Good - ALL the time God is good!

*hugs*

Coffee Break Mama said...

I am so glad that he is okay; this happened to me once, got the call from my husband late at night. So scary, but so thankful that nothing irreplaceable was taken away. Hoping this "slump" passes soon!

Karli said...

Natalie! I've been meaning to write you, and something keeps happening and I get distracted. I saw this on FB - oh my goodness! PRAISE GOD your husband is safe! When I saw the pictures online (bigger), my heart just sank. How scary - I can't even imagine. The truck looks like it really took a hit. SO glad your husband is safe! ♥♥♥

Karly said...

I am so glad your husband made it out of that accident OK. I can still hear my husband's voice when he called me at work in a similar situation. You are very blessed!

Nicolasa said...

Oh Natalie, how scary! I am sorry you guys had to go through that. You are right, you can buy new cars but not loved ones. Give him an extra tight hug today.

Jamie said...

So very scary. So glad he is okay.

Sarah Halstead said...

That is scary. Glad he is okay.

Michelle said...

Oh wow, Natalie!! Praise God that he's ok!!! And you are so right: vehicles can be replaced -- husbands and daddies, not so much!!

God definitely had his hand on you all!!

hugs and love!
Michelle

The Clip Cafe said...

Oh Natalie! So glad that he is okay. Certainly watched over xx

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