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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Close call

Last night David was in a car accident. He was driving home at around 9:30pm and hit the stump of a tree that had fallen in the road because of all of the rain we have had lately. The impact caused his car to veer across the opposite lane and down into a ravine. Thankfully he wasn't hurt-- not a scratch or a bruise. But he could have been seriously injured. He could have even died. He was driving 55 mph when he hit the stump. His tire blew out, he crossed in front of oncoming traffic and into a ravine lined with trees. But he did not hit any other cars. He did not hit any of the trees. And his car did not roll into the ravine. Miracles.

When he got home last night I wouldn't even think about any alternative outcomes. He was safe and home and in my arms. But then I was overwhelmed with what might have been. David is my rock. He is one of the best men ever, and the thought of life without him is more than I could bear. Sometimes I take him for granted. But last night I was hit with the realization of exactly who my husband is and how blessed I am to have him. Anyone who knows him can vouch for his generosity, kindness, selflessness, talent, and deep spirituality. He teaches seminary every morning and then works so hard for our family. I am amazed at how he remains optimistic amidst such extreme pressure and responsibility. And he knows how to love me better than I sometimes deserve. He makes me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world and is such a wonderful father. The girls and I all adore him and are so grateful he is ours. This is David's second serious car accident that he miraculously walked away from. It makes me think that the Lord knows that the world needs David here. For that I am grateful beyond words.

12 comments:

Chris said...

Oh Jessi...how terrible. I can't believe no one was hurt according to the picture. God was watching over him that's for sure! Miracles happen every day. We've seen them in our own family. I'm so glad he's ok...

stephanie said...

wow. i'm so glad he was ok.

Shana said...

SOOO glad that he is ok!!! Blessed family! xox

Emma said...

Wow - you are blessed! It's scary to think about what could have been. Miracles do happen!

Michelle Pyne said...

That's another huge blessing we need to thank Heavenly Father for. We are also thankful for David and the exemplary life he lives. What a relief he is OK.

Michelle said...

What an ordeal!!! I am so glad he was protected. You do have so much to be thankful for.

tara said...

That is really scary. I'm glad he is okay!

Sweetest Of All said...

I'm so grateful that he is safe. He is a wonderful man!

acte gratuit said...

Yikes! Chills!!!!!
I'm glad he's okay. And I'm glad Doug's okay! I'm going to appreciate him a little bit more today!!!

Elaine said...

Give him a hug from me and tell him I'm glad he is still here. We never know when we won't see our loved ones again. That's why we have to appreciate them everyday. THank goodness that he has much more to do here.

Audra said...

Oh my goodnes. Extra grateful prayers tonight. We need Dave! I thank God he is ok. What a miracle.

Angela Draper said...

I'm so glad he wasn't hurt! That sure was a close call and a definite call for prayers of thanks.