Tuesday......It started out a normal day. I spent much of the day in my ministry, which I enjoy very much. Had a good day as a matter of fact. I came home, changed my clothes and thought about what I was making for dinner. As I was thinking, the phone rang. The fear I've had for the last 35 years came partially true. It was my husband....."Hi....I've been in an accident! Don't worry, I'm alright but I totaled the car." I was so thankful that he wasn't killed! It was a bad accident. He was hit from behind by a person going full speed, knocked in the ditch and flipped over and landed on the roof!!! He could have been killed!! It was his quick thinking that saved him. A woman in front of him had stopped to make a left hand turn (by the way, she didn't use her signal!!! USE YOUR SIGNALS PEOPLE!!). He slowed down, but noticed in his rearview mirror that the van behind him was NOT slowing down and was going to plow into him if he didn't try to move. So he quickly veered to the right, but not quick enough. He could have been killed! He was hit in such a way that he was alright. Just hanging upside down by his seatbelt. He was amazed at how quickly there were people there and asking him if he was alright! He took off his seatbelt, and thankfully his window still rolled down, and he crawled out! He was very fortunate!! You see, he drove a Toyota Rav4 and all his tools were in the back. They were flying all over the vehicle and one or more could have hit him and killed him!!
My husband has worked in construction for the last 36 years or so. He's always on the road and I've worried for years that he would have an accident that would take his life. I'm so thankful that I still have him!!
What I learned for this is "things" are NOT important! That car (even though he had less than a year and loved it) can be replaced!! I could never replace him!! He's been my mate, my best friend and my greatest companion for 40 years. What would I do without him!! I don't want to think about.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, having material things means nothing if you lose someone you love. Cherish your moments with your loved ones and be thankful you still have them. Stick those material things in the background!! The Bible is so right when it says that life does not result from the things we possess (Luke 12:15).
Enjoy your Wednesday!