So much to be grateful for! #miracles #godisgood

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…

Arizona Strip Roll Over - 7 walk away

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…


seat belts

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:


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.

inspired kathy


  1. jovialvampyre says:

    An angel watched over them :). I’m glad you posted this. Very powerful. I’m so happy they are still here with us.

  2. Samantha Wagner says:

    God is Amazing, so glad they all were okay.

  3. So glad your son and his friends are okay. It gives us all faith. So inspiring. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Glad it all going to be okay!

  5. Oh Kathy! So grateful they were protected! Powerful post. Thank you!

  6. Thank you sharing your son’s story. I am going to share it with my girls who I hope will share it with their friends. And, God’s love for and protection of all his children is awe-inspiring.

  7. So very glad they were all wearing seatbelts! A few minor injuries is most definitely something to be grateful for.

  8. God is good!!! Glad they’re all okay

  9. Thank you for sharing this. We all need a reminder of great God is. I am so thankful that your son and his friends walked away from the accident.

  10. Stacy Claflin says:

    I’m so glad that everyone came out safe. That’s definitely a miracle. We had a miracle of our own this month – a month to be grateful indeed.

  11. I’m so glad they all had seatbelts on and they were all ok.

  12. luvnbooks247365 says:

    I am so glad that everyone is alright! Take time to do what You need to do, for You & Yours.. ((Hugs!!)) Blessings abound!! <3

  13. Samantha B says:

    I’m glad to hear everyone is safe.
    I’ve been watching to movie God’s not Dead recently and in the movie the pastor and the missionary keep saying “God is good, all the time and all the time, God is good”
    Your story is such a beautiful example of this!

    God bless!

  14. Loren Secretts says:

    Hugs to you Kathy! Thank goodness they’re all in good health, but that experience would really shake a parent up.
    Looking at those pictures…wow, reminds me what my grandmother used to say – every child has an angel watching over them.
    Best wishes, and may you only have good news to share.

  15. Wow, I’m so glad that everyone is okay. Weirdly, I was in my first ever accident on Saturday night as well. Thankfully, no one was hurt either, and the other driver involved was able to drive away after everything had been sorted out. But it really makes you think about life and safety.

    Guardian angels must have been working overtime this weekend. 🙂

  16. Oh my!! So glad all.of the boys are fine!! Glad they were wearing seat belts!! Yes!! God is good!!