little did we know the priceless and precious gift that we were about to be given.
while traveling south to visit family, G, M and N were involved in a serious truck accident.
there were two water tankers traveling north. after failing to negotiate an "S" curve, G's truck slammed into the second water tanker.
it was the quick thinking of those two drivers who quite literally saved the lives of my children: Miriam Elizabeth, Nathaniel Joseph and Gabriel Donald.
G would have hit that tanker head on, except for the fact that the first driver radioed back to the second that the purple pickup was loosing control. the second driver took his foot off the gas, and got all the way over to the right, against the guardrail.
even still, the front axle of the (full) water tanker was broken, although the water tanker was rated for 28,000 pounds. the tanker driver sustained a broken wrist in his frantic effort to avoid hitting the pickup truck.
G was the most seriously injured of the 3, with a shattered pelvis and broken hip. he also had severe lung contusions, and was in the hospital for 5+ days, 1 of those in ICU.
the kids left the house around 1PM. the accident was reported at 1:26. i received a call from the hospital at 2:37.
i cannot even begin to imagine the horror and sorrow that we were spared from on Christmas day.
G has a second chance at life- the chance to seek and discern what it is that God has spared him for. surely God has plans for G- something that only my youngest son can do.
but most importantly- we have our 3 children- healthy and safe. and a visible reminder:
God is a God of inches.
and He loves us all.
you need look no further than our driveway to see that.