OK, so this isn't a picture of our Van. It is the same make and model, but right now the front drivers side of our van is mashed up and waiting to be assessed by the insurance people. And it is all my fault.
I'm 36 years old, and there are a few "firsts" that I am still waiting on...getting my first cavity filled, going to the ER with one of my kids for the first time, and until yesterday, causing an accident. I can mark that last one off my list, now, and gratefully, there was no injury to anyone, just my car and the car I hit. You know, it could have been way worse, the Lord was really looking out for me. I had no kids in the car (which very RARELY happens...I was on my way to go pick them up from theatre class), the guy I hit was alone in his car, too, and he was as nice as the angels. Other drivers have been very rude to me when I've just changed lanes, but this guy was super kind even though I hit his car. And you know, there's nothing like a little bitter to remind you how sweet life really is! After we got home from all the police report and insurance calls (Brian came and rescued me ) we gathered the children around and knelt in prayer thanking Heavenly Father for his protection and blessings. He doesn't stop bad things from happening, but He shows us His love and direction in the midst of them, and I am very grateful!
I am really truly fine, and we hope our van will be soon, too!
A silly side note...more than a couple wonderful people have offered us the use of their vans over the next couple of weeks, while they are out of town, etc. I remind them that I just crashed our Van, are they sure they want to loan us theirs? They have happily agreed..how amazingly trusting is that!?!?!? So now that's what I need prayers for....:)