Yesterday my angel was working overtime! As many of you know we live on a two lane country road with steep side ditches. For those who have never driven this road, it is very dangerous. I am amazed at how people drive on this road. They speed and there are so many impatient people passing where they shouldn’t. Since we have lived here, we have seen so many wrecks just in our back yard. That being said I am very careful when turning into our subdivision. I always start braking and turning on my blinker early so people know I am turning. I also check my rear view mirror to make sure the car behind me is slowing down as well. You can probably see where this story is going.
Yesterday as I was slowing down to make that turn, I checked my mirror and noticed that the car behind me was also slowing down. All of a sudden I hear a screeching sound. I realize that the truck behind the car that was behind me, was not going to stop in time. In that split second I decide to hit the gas and forget about turning. I had come to an almost complete stop because I was waiting for oncoming traffic. I hear the truck hit the car and then watch as that car is pushed forward and into the oncoming lane. Unfortunately, there was an oncoming SUV which in turn hit the car, T-boning the car. It took me a moment to realize that I wasn’t hit. I am not sure how I moved far enough ahead so that I wasn’t hit but I can only guess that my angel had my foot pressed on the gas. The lady in the SUV didn’t fair quite as well. She was taken away by ambulance. (the speed limit is 55 and I am sure she was going 55 or more) The couple in the car seemed okay, but the passenger was taken by ambulance as well. The cars looked really bad! I know that God has his hand over me and he definitely has a plan.