Saturday, March 13, 2010

Swish, Swish, SMACK!

You never think something like this will happen to you, because for the longest time it's never been you.

Today started out like any other day. After waking up, my stomach was craving an amazing breakfast (note my love of food), so I made some bacon and eggs, toasted a mini bagel, buttered it, then topped it with a light spread of Nutella. I skipped the fruit this morning, but had a yogurt instead along with some lemonade. I read the paper a bit as I ate then kissed my parents goodbye before heading off to work.

With my yellow raincoat and black rain boots, I headed out the door and began driving down some winding roads to work. There was silence in my car this morning, leaving room for me to be still, think and pray, and I was actually enjoying listening to the rain beating against my windshield. But that wouldn't be for long.

Before I could even finish taking in my next breath I hit a huge puddle and started to hydroplane. To the Left I swerved nearly hitting a guardrail, then unable to straighten, but able to avoid the guardrail I swerved to the right nearly sideswiping an SUV. At this point I thought I would be in better control, but when rubber doesn't meet the road, you're never in control. After this second swerve, I knew I was in God's hands; that SUV seemed to disappear, I did a complete 180, was facing traffic, then backed up on the side of the road, up a small hill. Unfortunately I smacked into a telephone pole on the passenger side and took out part of a huge road sign. But I thank God I'm ok, as well as anyone else who was driving near me. There's quite a bit of damage to the car, but insurance helps. Still NO fun.

I think I know now what it's like to be an ant living in an ant farm and having someone shake you all up.

One thing I thought about today was how it could have gone worse and I could have been with God today. Knowing that one day I will meet Him face to face has never been more real. One day, when I do meet Him, what will He say?


  1. Selfish that I am, I'm glad you did not go meet God. Doubt I would've made it if He took another one of my sisters through car accident! I am happy you are well and safe. So sorry about your car...

  2. "I think I know now what it's like to be an ant living in an ant farm and having someone shake you all up." - maybe it is reality shaking the foundations of what we perceive as real and yet is so full of our constructions, what is so much a web of nice things and deeds and feelings constantly tempting us to reduce our being to the surface of what could possibly be named "good". Terribly good.