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Sunday, October 4, 2009


Thank you for your sweet comments on my last blog post. It helps to know people are praying and sending such nice thoughts our way!

Yesterday started out bright and beautiful. We painted our house a new color with great results. We had Kevin home all day, which is a good thing considering his small business in addition to his teaching job takes him away from home often.

Then I got in our remaining vehicle (our older son's car that just had a new engine installed) to go get Chinese food for our dinner.

AGAIN. It happened again.

Only less damage and no injury - Praising God for that. This time I was the one to cause the accident - never in my 50 plus years have I caused an accident! I ran into another car when the light turned green at a stoplight. The car in front of the car in front of me stalled after we got to moving, but I didn't see it! I ran into the car in front of me. Wasn't going fast at all, but nevertheless, I did run into them.

Such sweet people on their way to church - they kept saying that it was ok. They said they were unhurt, and their car did not have much if any damage. But I was horrified that I had done this, and Ted's car did have some minor damage in front that will have to be fixed. We can't even open the hood to see if his new engine is unharmed because the front bumper is crushed! Oh! I have grieved all night and into this morning. How could this happen??!!

I have prayed for those sweet people that they truly are unhurt. Could you pray for that too?

It has given me new empathy for the people who hit me, no matter that they ran and tried to report their own vehicle stolen.

I have to tell you that sitting there in the parking lot last night, waiting for the police to arrive to complete the accident report, and worrying about the people in the other car, I felt helpless and hopeless too for a time. I would have given anything to go back and do over those last few moments.

Perhaps the people who hit us last Saturday have felt that way too in the span of the last week. No matter. During the night, God pointed out to me that I needed to forgive them completely as I would want to be forgiven.

And this morning as I was reading His word, I came upon this verse from 2 Samuel 22:29

"You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light."

Here's praying that our darkness will be light soon.


Lori said...

Oh sweet friend! What a rough season you are going through right now. I'm sure your soul is so weary! Please know that I will be praying for you and that TODAY will bring much joy and peace.

Chasity said...

Oh Janet, we are praying for you. God is certainely watching over you and your family. You are having a tough time, but it will all get better.

Cast all your anxiety on God because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Jean said...

Oh Janet-I am so sorry. You may have still been jittery from the other accident. Thank goodness everyone is okay.

Take a deep breath and give it to our Lord! Be nice to yourself and forgive yourself! We all make mistakes. It is okay.

Now try to have a string of good days!! Maybe you should stay home for a couple days! ;-)