08 February 2013

Feelings...

Blessed.
Thankful.
Protected.

There's been something I wanted to blog about but wasn't quite sure how to put my emotions into words. I think the above pretty much sums it up though so here we go...

As most of you know, I went to Virginia for New Years and spent a week down there. The weather wasn't the best the day before we left and was suppose to be crummy on my way home. Instead of taking my little car with its low-profile tires, my parents had me take their four-wheel drive SUV that I normally use in the snow. It was a smooth ride there and a smooth ride home. No car issues whatsoever.

Fast forward to the very next time the vehicle was used after my trip. My mom went to go somewhere -- Got in the car, stepped on the brake, put the car in gear, but then the brake pedal went to the floor and the car started to creep forward. Yup, the brake line blew. The same brake line that had just gotten me home safely after an 8 hour, 75-80mph trip.

It makes you take a step back and think...
Think about luck. Think about chance. Think about fortune.

It easily could have gone while I was driving home over the Blue Ridge Mountains, when I was closer to home going getting off the interstate, or even after my mom had left the house. But it didn't. It happened in our driveway where everyone was safe.



I do believe that someone was looking over me then and every day and I am beyond blessed to have that person - that spirit - above me.

What makes you feel blessed?

Hoping everyone is enjoying 'Nemo' (although we haven't seen much of it here).
Have a great - and safe - weekend.

2 comments:

Brooke Norville said...

It's nice reflecting on all that we are blessed with everyday and the irony of "what if?" that could have happened:) God is good! 8 years ago, I flipped my car 3 times on the highway and landed upside down in the opposite traffic lanes....somehow came out with only a scratch on my toe! It still blows my mind!
Glad you were watched over recently too;)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Thank goodness that happened in the driveway! How scary. You are definitely right someone was definitely watching out!