Sunday, November 30, 2008

My Mom's Miracle

Today I am participating in Miracle Monday, hosted by Beth at A Mom's Life.

I want to tell you about a little miracle that happened to my mom last week.

If you remember last Friday was the day of our little snow. I was driving to work later than usual, but still wanted to call my mom, as I do a few times a week. I had just dropped off Quinn at daycare and while I was driving on to work, I called my mom. I had wanted to thank her for the diapers she had brought to our house on her last visit, because I had to take more diapers to daycare that day.

We had only been on the phone for a few minutes when I heard this weird crackly static sound. I thought one of us had driven through a "dead zone". I asked Mom what in the world that sound was. There was a small pause, and then she spoke the words that sent a chill down my spine..."I've just been in a wreck and it's real bad." Then the line went dead.

Oh My Goodness. I had heard the wreck happen! The crackly static was actually the crunching of cars and squealing of tires! And here I am, 3 hours away. Is she ok? What could I do?

PRAY. and PRAY. and PRAY!

I dialed my parents' house and my dad picked up. I'm sure I scared him to death. I said, "Daddy, get dressed and go find Mama. We were talking and she had a wreck." So Daddy went after her, following the route she usually takes to go to work.

And I waited. And PRAYED. And waited. And PRAYED!

About an hour or so later Mom called! She had been approaching an intersection and would have been the first one in line. She had let off the gas and when she tried to apply the brake, nothing happened and she slid right through the intersection.

Her car was totaled....but she was not! Not even a scratch or a bruise.

God was with her that day. She could have been seriously injured or worse. Cars can be replaced, but Mamas cannot!

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Diane Teague said...

I am so glad your mom is okay. I know you must have been afraid. That ice will get you every time. I have enjoyed your classroom posts. Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly said...

The thing is, Mom lives in SC. There was no ice or snow at her house. Her brakes on the car failed!! Luckily for her she had already begun to slow down!

Named Alicia said...

oh wow! That would have been scary! I am glad your mother is ok. Mamas definitely cannot be replaced! God is so good!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Wow! So glad your mom was unhurt! And I love that your prayed and prayed and prayed some more! That's exactly what God wants us to do when we feel helpless - turn to him!

Thanks so much for sharing your miracle today!

Chris said...

Wow! That was amazing! I can't imagine how frightened she must have been. And you too.

It is a beautiful thing to see that even when things seem completely out of control to us, God still holds us safely in His hands.

Thanks for sharing!

shopannies said...

I know how it is with mommas and not knowing what has happened God took care of her and guarded against any damage. We never know all what God does for us. My children have learned that if there is a delay that God may of made that delay happen for a reason. I am happy that your mom is allright God bless her

Michael & Amanda Hodge said...

Oh my goodness! I never heard about this! God is good!