Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It could all be gone in an instant...

I was driving to a meeting yesterday in the pouring rain when a car several yards in front of me hit the brakes. I did the same, but my car didn't stop. I hydroplaned those several yards and I braced myself for what I knew would be a very bad accident. But somehow, my car stopped just short of slamming into the back of theirs. Mere inches, friends. I'd say two or three. That's how close I was to another (because I've had several already) life-changing accident. There would have been air bags. There would have been ambulances. There would have been thousands in hospital bills...or worse.

But it stopped on a dime in the pouring rain after sliding several yards down the highway...in the nick of time.

Don't tell me there's no such thing as angels. I know better.

The driver in front of me turned slowly off the highway, as if they never saw me coming. As if it was all a dream. But it wasn't...it was all too real. A huge reminder of how fragile, unpredictable, and mortal this life is.

Embrace it, for it could all be gone in an instant.

Thank you Heavenly Father for saving my life...once again.

~Psalm 91:11

3 comments:

sarah bess said...

PRAISE GOD!

Too Many Hats said...

Praise the Lord your car stopped in time. That must have really shaken you up. I would have been a mess after that.

Wade Odum said...

I'm glad you came out of that without suffering an attack, right then and there, but I also know that you may still pay a price for the stress of it, as well. Hang in there, Kelli.
I'm glad you're ok.
I'd like to know more about you and your fight with HKPP, so if you feel so inclined and willing to share that, please email me at audiopilotfopc@gmail.com and we can swap stories, precautions and treatments, again, if you wish to.
Take care and be Blessed-
peace
wade