This morning I was on my cell phone talking with my daughter who lives in Atlanta. My home phone rang, and the caller I.D. said it was my Mom. I told Tracy to hold on for a minute so I could answer the call.
I was meeting my Mom for lunch, so I didn’t think it would take too long. While I was sharing the time and location for lunch with my Mom I heard Tracy on my cell talking really loud. I assumed she was talking to her children in the backseat who were probably disobeying. Then, I noticed she hung up, which I also assumed was because I was taking too long with my Mom.
I was wrong with both assumptions.
There was a really bad car accident which took place right in front of her mini van. A guy speeding – ran the red light and t-boned another car of a lady in her mid 50’s. Tracy screamed as she saw it happen, pulled over and ran to see if the driver of the speeding truck was ok. Obviously, he wasn’t for he was pummeled out of his truck on impact. When Tracy got to him, he was conscious but in really bad shape – I’ll spare you the details.
Fortunately, there were many other witnesses to the accident, so Tracy was able to get back to her van and two-year old Bradley who was obviously quite upset.
I share this with you as a reminder of how quickly our lives can change. The accident could have easily involved my daughter and grandson. Our phone conversation could have been our last. But it wasn’t. By God’s grace we have been given another day, another chance to make a difference in our lives and the lives of those God places in our path.
We have another day to love our spouse more fervently, more selflessly, and to make the most of every opportunity we have together.
We are all just a phone call away from our lives changing forever. By God’s grace we know we would have the strength to walk through any and all circumstances when they come. But tonight I’m sleeping a little more soundly knowing God protected my dear daughter and grandson today.
This is post #18 in the Ultimate Blog Challenge to post everyday in October.