Sunday, April 22, 2012

Glad to Be Alive....

This morning our family almost lost its life. Thanks to the alertness and excellent driving skills of my husband we are all alive and well. We were driving to church, which is about a 20 minute drive to a neighboring town.  We were on the main road heading out of town, the speed limit is still 35 mph and all the sudden Hubby gasps, brakes and pulls over to the right.  Headed straight toward us (going into town) driving probably 70 mph (that's what Hubby guessed) was a 4x4 pick-up, passing two cars. Hubby said that it looked like he might have even been trying to go around us, too, but Hubby pulled to the right, so the driver of the pick-up went between us and the car he was passing. I have no idea what could have inspired someone to drive like that. Hubby said maybe someone was chasing him or he was high on something, because it wasn't a "normal" occurrence.  But, thankfully we were driving slow enough (Hubby was driving the speed limit), so Hubby could react in time and pull us over without flipping the car; thankfully the road was still wide that we could pull over and still be on pavement; thankfully the idiot driver of the pickup saw that we were pulling over and decided not to go around us, too. Otherwise we would have been in a head-on collision. I'm trying not to think about it, too much, but I did spend a lot of time in church this morning thanking God for His hand of protection on our family. Clearly He has not decided it's time for us to go Home yet.

4 comments:

Elfrieda said...

I'm so glad you all are okay!

Sheena said...

It must have totally freaked you out! Thank God for His protection on your family!!

Kim said...

I am so thankful that God spared you. What a very scary moment - especially with all your children in the car!

Carolyn said...

SOO glad God said it wasn't your time yet!!!! Love you friend!