The kids and I dropped Hubs to the airport to pick up the rental car for our trip and were driving home to eat breakfast. The plan was to leave as soon as Hubs got home.
The younger two kids were strapped in their car seats and Dottie was in the middle, with her seatbelt on as well. She was showing Baby Girl an Elmo video on my phone wihile Little Man looked out of the window watching the cars zoom by.
While trying to slow down to exit the expressway, somehow the brakes didn’t seem to work and I couldn’t sustain control of the steering wheel.
In just a matter of a few seconds, the car skid off the ramp, onto the frontage road and crashed head on into the wire fencing of a clay tile business.
The air bags opened out and all that cut through the silence in the air was the car horn that beeped.
When life changes in just a moment…BUT God
I never thought I would ever have to type these words but yes, we were in a car crash.
The kids were in the back…BUT THANK GOD, all 4 of us got out of the vehicle with minor seatbelt burns and nothing else.
If you see the car, you would think otherwise…
I believe strongly in God’s Protection over our lives.
I also believe in angels. (Psalm 91:11- For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.)
A few seconds after we crashed two gentlemen came to my side of the car, removed the rod that was holding my car door shut and pried it open to get me out. They helped get the kids out and held my youngest while I called 911 and my husband. They waited till the cops and medics came and then left. I don’t know who the men were but am just thankful God sent them to help us.
The frontage road we crossed before crashing into the fence is generally a busy road especially during the week and at the time we were there…
BUT God protected us. The road was empty thereby safeguarding us from further harm and harm to a potential vehicle passing at the time.
In just a few moments, things changed…
BUT God protected us. Provided help for us. Kept our hearts at peace. Is helping us through the days that follow.
Life isn’t always smooth sailing but this one incident reminded me that He is with us every step of the way.
Today may be rough, but be at peace that God is in control. What He has promised in His Word, He is faithful to fulfil. We may not understand the whys and the hows but keep trusting.