Good News and Bad News

The good news is that we're okay.

The bad news is that my car got towed after a young driver ran a stop sign and hit me, bending my driver-side front tire.

But we're okay.

And I'm thankful.

Because I just knew he was going to hit me in the driver's side door.

But he didn't.

Of all the places he could have hit my car, my dad and Jason's dad agreed that where he hit me was the best place.  Because if he'd hit me in my door it would have really banged up one or both doors (and likely set off airbags, too) and if he'd hit me further back behind the back door it could/would have spun us and possibly rolled the vehicle.

So I'm thankful for that, too.

And I'm thankful that Jason and I are both totally okay.

And I'm thankful that the other driver is okay.

And I'm thankful for every last person who stopped in the road to make sure we were okay.

And I'm thankful that Ty wasn't in the car, because his car seat ended up between Jason and I (though he would have been buckled in, but seeing what kind of a jolt he would have taken really bothered me).

And I'm thankful  for the officers that came to work the wreck, both of which I've worked with, and both of which I know to be good men.

I'm also thankful that the boy was insured, and by the same company I have insurance through.

I'm especially thankful for my family and Jason's family, who came out to check on us and make sure we were okay and get us home.

Of all the things I'm thankful for, I'm thankful that, even though I'm without a car (when I have a wedding in Oklahoma to drive to next weekend), and even though I'm sore where my seat belt grabbed me, and even though this wouldn't have been anywhere in the top 100 plans I could have or would have made for my Saturday night, I'm thankful that I know everything is and will be okay. Because that's how my God works.  So I don't have to worry about it.  

That problem was solved before I ever even knew it existed.


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Ashley Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a teenager, and a pre-schooler.