I just got back from the most glorious run this morning. The weather was perfect, the birds were singing and it just felt like the best way I could have started my day.
Especially after yesterday…
Sunday started out just as expected. Up early, loaded in the car and on the highway to spend the day at Silver Dollar City, our favorite family hangout.
We got about halfway there and this happened
Yup, we didn’t expect that.
We were on a bridge, on the highway, going 55 mph when it started. Our whole family was in the car and with 4 cars spread across 2 lanes and the shoulder in front of us we had no where to go.
No, it wasn’t our fault.
Yes, we are all okay.
Explaining what exactly happened is a bit complicated. Let’s just say that one persons extremely poor judgement resulted in a 3, almost 5 car wreck.
We sat there on the side of the highway for 1.5 hours waiting and waiting and waiting before we were finally released to go. The cop later called us back telling us how he was writing up the report. He faulted the car that had such poor judgement for the whole thing. That was a huge relief.
With the car still driving fine we decided to carry on with our day as planned. We both felt like heading back home but knew that would break the girls hearts. So we put on our smiles and forged on, just like we always have done.
I am reminded of a certain Forrest Gump quote and to keep this blog PG let’s just say, “Stuff happens”.
Reflecting back during the rest of our drive, tears filled my eyes. Thoughts of how bad it could have been. Everything could have been over in a second if God would have allowed it. I was reminded of His love and grace even when unexpected things happen. And how He will continue to take care of us during this process just like He always has. We never walk alone. He knows the situation, He is so much bigger and He will always be glorified in and through everything.
Once again another reminder of just how very blessed we are.