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Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Life & Times - We've had better days

Drake has been sick since last Sunday.  He has consistently been running a fever between 102 and 104.  To make matters worse, Amber came down with a migraine on Monday afternoon.  So on Tuesday we all took a trip to Bloemfontein to visit the nearest chiropractor.

There still wasn't any improvement in Drake, so on Friday afternoon Amber took him in to the doctor.  On the way to the doctor's office another lady ran a stop sign, pulled out in front of Amber, and was promptly t-boned.  Fortunately it was the intersection where Amber had to turn so she had already slowed down.  There were no injuries, except to the two automobiles.  We are thanking the Lord for making sure it wasn't any worse than this.

The Other Car
And I'm very proud of Amber's reaction.  She first checked for personal injuries, moved out of traffic, then phoned the police.  She then phoned me and since we only have one car I took the quad to check on things.  Of course, our dogs took the opportunity to attempt a jailbreak and so I had to chase them down and herd them back inside the fence before I could go.  Just as I arrived a volunteer paramedic stopped by to check on things, but everyone was fine.

Our Car
We spent the rest of the evening gathering everyone's information, filing a police report, contacting appropriate parties, etc...  The other driver claims to be insured but I guess we'll see what happens.  She had only taken out the policy this past Monday.

The Intersection:  Amber was traveling from left to right in the far lane (since it's opposite here).  The other driver went through this sign, across the first lane and median, then into Amber's lane.
All things considered, it could have been much worse.  It is just another reminder that our God is in control and while we never know what might happen, He does.  Not only does He know everything that will happen in the future, but He's already been there.  Spend some time trying to figure that out.  But what a blessing to know we don't serve a God constricted by time and space.

Oh, and we did eventually get Drake to see a medical professional.  Nothing specific was diagnosed, but we did get some medication that seems to be helping.  After a rough night last night he appears to be back to his normal cheerful self.

P.S.S:  Congratulations to my brother Sam and new sister-in-law Michelle, who tie the knot later today!

1 comment:

  1. Praise the Lord nobody was hurt! Hope everybody's back in good health soon.