Sometimes life happens and my blog takes a back seat to much more important things. The last few days have been one of those times.
I don’t put up personal posts very often but once in a while something compels me to share things about my personal life.
In this case it is a miracle…
Saturday night my son and 6 of his friends were out having a great time on the Arizona Strip in my suburban. The Arizona Strip is an area just a few miles south of our home. It’s where people around here sometimes go to have “fun”. They head out there to hunt and shoot or to go four-wheeling and off-roading or to build a bonfire and just hang out. In this case they went “drifting”. My son was fishtailing around a corner when he lost control of our vehicle causing it to roll multiple times.
No parent wants to receive the call that their child has been in an accident but that is what we received Saturday night. We were told our car was totaled but everyone was ok and they were headed to the hospital to be checked out.
The outcome from this could have been completely different. Thankfully they were all wearing their seat belts. And miraculously all of them walked away with only minor injuries.
My son’s most recent tweet is a great reminder to all…
Be sure to buckle up and listen to the council my son failed to heed “drive safe”!
Teenagers often feel invincible and many of us myself included often think it won’t happen to us. One of the boys who was in the accident told us he used to say that he didn’t need to wear a seat belt, because if it wasn’t his time to go God wouldn’t let him die. He was certainly singing a different tune last night.
Another one of my son’s friends tweeted this today:
Nobody is invincible, most people die before they realize that. I’m lucky none of my friends had to.
And another posted this along with photos of his injuries
Drifting isn’t worth it I learned the hard way. Super thankful my friends are okay.
I have so much to be grateful for.
Lessons were learned, faith was strengthen and I can’t help but feel gratitude for the good that has come from this accident.
This accident is proof of something I already knew… angels are real and God has a hand in our lives. These kids all know their seat belts played a part in keeping them safe but there was something more. They also know they were divinely protected. Every morning we pray for God to watch over them, protect them and keep them safe. Saturday night He did just that.
The hunter who came upon the accident and stopped to help said he thought he would be pulling dead bodies out, he certainly did not expect to find an empty vehicle with 7 kids walking up the road. The tow truck driver told me he was surprised all the kids survived let alone be able to walk away.
Experiences like this make me really take stock of what is important in life and make me realize how precious every moment of life is and how blessed I truly am.
Yes they all received injuries… a broken collar bone, a sprained ankle, lacerations and abrasions, but so minor compared to what could have been. I know others go through experiences like this with totally different outcomes. I’ve been there when I lost my mother to an aneurysm and have been through other experiences where the outcome is not what I hoped and prayed for. I don’t know all they “whys” but there is much I do know.
I know God is always there. He watches over us. He is very aware of what is happening in our lives. I trust Him and have faith that His will is what is best for us.
I am grateful it was His will was for my son and his friends to walk away from this accident.
This is not the first miracle I have witnessed on the Arizona strip. Last year I was privileged to witness another miracle with another one of my sons. God is a God of miracles. He lives. He loves us.
I’ve put up a couple of posts on my personal blog if anyone wants to read more: http://www.inspiredkathy.com/
My apologies to those I haven’t responded to and for the things I am running late on for this blog. My inbox is overflowing and it will take me a few days to catch up but life will hopefully settle back down within a day or two.