Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Miracle Happened On 8/29/14

I don't know about you, but I believe in miracles. Around 5:00 p.m. on 8/29/14, a miracle happened and it was because my two daughters lives were spared in a head on collision. Our almighty God had his hands on them and because of that, they are here with us today. Thursday morning Mr.CC and I left home for a long weekend holiday. This trip was all about kicking off the college football season and watching our Auburn Tigers play there first game. We were staying at a friends condo at Lake Martin, so a little bit of lake fun, was also part of our plans. Our daughters were joining us there, when they got off from work Friday afternoon. As they were headed north on the interstate, a truck that was headed south, had a tire blowout and it caused the driver to loose control and cross the interstate and hit my daughters car head on.  Haley and Mary Claire, are both very sore and bruised, but the x-rays didn't show any broken bones. They are both going to be checked out again on Tuesday, just to play it safe. We don't have any info about the condition of the other people involved in accident, at this time. I am sharing this story with you today because I want to reach out to anybody who doesn't wear a seat belt...PLEASE BUCKLE-UP!!! Seat belts save lives y'all...just ask my two girls. If my daughters had not had their seat belts on Friday, they would not be here today. They were both told by all the emergency personnel that attended to them, that without their seat belts, they would had been thrown out of the windshield and we all know what that outcome would have been. Mary Claire (Haley was the driver) was able to call us right after the collision and when she told me what had happened, all I could think about was, how blessed I was. Yes, I was extremely blessed that I was speaking to her and that both of my children had just survived a high speed head on collision. To everyone's surprised, I stayed fairly calm. We called our son-in-law and other family members and hit the road toward them. I would like thank my dear friend Rhonda from the blog...Blue Creek Home. Rhonda and her husband helped us load our car and get off. The three hour trip was the longest trip ever for the two of us. We were so lucky that several of our family members stepped in and rushed to the hospital, since we were so far away. We will be forever grateful, to all of them. Also, I would like to express my gratitude to Mary Claire's sweet friend Leslie. Leslie and Mary Claire were talking to each other on the phone when the accident occurred. Yes, poor Leslie heard the screams and collision, as she was driving about ten miles behind them. She put on her emergency flashers, got in the emergency lane  and headed to the scene. Another reason that we were blessed. Having Leslie there with them, I know helped keep them calm and we were in direct contact with her. After a close call like this, things change for sure. I love my blog, but I have decided to take a short break from it. I don't know if it will be a week or three weeks, but I will be back!! All I want to do right now is, spend time with my family. I do want to thank everyone who has reached out to me in the past few days. Your prayers have been felt and your comments mean the world to me.
                                                       Blessings,
                                                          Linda
                It melted my heart, when they told me that they were
                holding hands, as they were strapped down on stretchers
                in the ambulance...these two have always been so very
                                      close and they still are!
               
                             If you know someone who doesn't buckle up,
                             please share this story with them and beg them
                                               to start today!!!!!

                                This is my daughters Toyota Camry.

                                  Thank you Lord, for keeping my
                                  sweet girls safe during this tragic
                                  accident. I know you must have
                                  BIG plans for them on this earth.

87 comments:

chateau chic said...

Wow! Yes, it is a time to thank the Lord for his protection!!!
Mary Alice

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Linda I am so happy they are both OK. God did indeed have his arms around them. Sending big hugs to all and take that blog break, we will be here when you return. Miracles do happen and this was one for sure!

hugs,
Linda

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW- so grateful they are safe. and it looks like that car did it's job well, too with the way it took the impact and protected the windshield.

Kathy said...

What a frightening start to the weekend and so happy to hear they are safe. You are right-on about those seat belts!!

Emma Kate at Paint and Style said...

Thank God they're ok. What a shock nonetheless.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I do believe in miracles Linda! Oh my heart. When I read your account I sensed the emotion of the time and how God kept your girls calm, brought their friend along as well. (I can't even imagine the terror she felt.) The fact that they took the impact head on and not on an angle is amazing. That alone was huge. God definitely preserved them and for that I rejoice with you.
Big big hugs to you friend!!

Elizabeth BlueClearSky said...

Sharing tears of happiness today that your girls are safe! Take the time you need to spend with your family.

Maureen Wyatt said...

What a terrible experience for you all and what a wonderful, happy ending!

Pamela said...

I tear up every time I read about this Linda. Enjoy your family. We will be here when you decide it is time to come back. Many hugs my friend!

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh LInda how scary to see the front of their car. By the grace of God they are still here and ok. So happy you have both your girls and they are ok. You are truly blessed.
Kris

Suzan Sweatman said...

I could barely stand to look at the photo of the accident - you certainly have something to celebrate today - (how easily life could have changed in a horrific way is so terrifying ). That your daughters held hands melted my heart.............
xoxo

We are: Clamco said...

Wow, that's quite an impact. They must have been terrified seeing it coming. I'm impressed that a car that size did so well in protecting its passengers, but thank goodness it did!

Cheapchick said...

What a scary story, I am so happy they are ok. A seatbelt saved my life once when a mustang I was a passenger in was sideswiped on the passenger side. The car was totaled. I was sore but in one piece without even any major injuries. Seatbelts do save lives!

camp and cottage living said...

Praise the Lord, Linda!
I am thanking him right now!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Linda,
Yes, you are very blessing indeed! And thank God your daughters are safe but please make sure they are checked out again and even by your family Dr. because things may take a bit of time to show up in such an accident.
I too had a similar accident where my life flashed before my eyes and I thought I would never see my son and husband again. It was years ago but I never go anywhere without a seat belt and I thank God every day that I am still here and have been able to watch my sons grow up...

I understand completely about taking a break. Sometimes we are all reminded of our priorities and blogging is not a big one in the Scheme of life!

Enjoy your family and Thank God for them..

Hugs,
Deb

Jake's a Girl said...

Yes! I believe in miracles and I'm thanking and praising the Lord with you.

Babs R said...

Yes, Thanks to God for saving your daughters' lives. God is good.
xo Babs

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Praise be to God - whew, I am so glad they are safe and hope no one was too injured.

How SCARY, Linda. Yikes.

Your daughters are so beautiful, I am so thankful for them to be unharmed - so glad they were wearing their seat belts!

Tamara said...

Dear Linda..
I was so touched by your post. I am rejoicing with your family over YOUR Miracle.. Thank God for His mercies and protection!Thoughts and prayers to you all as you all heal from this traumatic experience.

Blessings,
Tamara

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Linda, I can only imagine your horror when hearing about the wreck and seeing the car! Praise God that He had His hand on your daughters! What a blessing that they are okay!

Shannon said...

God is good! I know He held them in His hands during this scary wreck. I'm so glad they are ok. Take the time to hug, cry, and make memories. Just breath and enjoy the moments.

Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

OH MY! How thankful you must be. It shows how precious life is when you go through this. Sending hugs to you and your daughters.

Jamie Hoover said...

So glad to hear that both of your girls are okay. Seeing the car, there was definitely someone protecting them. I was in a wreck once with my car looking about the same, but also walked away unharmed. I honestly felt like there was someone wrapping their arms around me as the crash occurred. While horrible things seem to happen, it is always comforting to know that God is with us.

Rita C. said...

Linda, my heart beat faster and tears welled as I read this. Thank goodness for your miracle! Both my girls traveled this weekend (though not together), and I am always comforted by whispered prayers being answered when they text me to say they're there, leaving and back home again. God bless you all.
Rita

Donna Wilkes said...

How terrifying for all of your family. Yes, there are miracles. I have added all to our prayer list.
God grant you grace and serenity to heal your family.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Praise the Lord! Oh Linda, what an incredible story. It could have been so much worse, but still such an awful ordeal for your beautiful daughters and your entire family. Enjoy your time with your daughters and know that I'll be keeping all of you in my prayers.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Oh my gosh Linda! Thank God they were wearing their seatbelts and are ok. I bet that three hour trip was so hard to get to their sides!
My son was in a bad car accident last year. The sheriff's office told me they found him unconscious, with his hands on the wheel, seatbelt on. She said more often than not when they find a 22 year old, they are not wearing their seatbelts and the outcome is much different. She was so thankful that he was smart enough to wear it. (me too!!!)
My prayers are with your family for a full recovery for everyone.
Take care,
Pam

Sharon B. said...

Thank God! How very scary to hear and so relieved to hear they are okay.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH how very scary, Linda! I am SO glad they are okay...sending prayers for all...xoxo

thepaintedapron.com said...

You are truly blessed Linda, I am so thankful that your girls are safe...you are wise to take time with family now~
Jenna

Mila Myk said...

Oh, poor girls! Glad they are fine!
Have a calm,joyful time with your family!
xx
Mila
milawayable@gmail.com

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh my goodness! Take a deep breath and give your girls a big hug!

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Thank God. I too believe in miracles. So glad your family was kept safe.

Madonna
MakeMineLemon

Becca said...

Oh my gosh ... so sorry, but, so glad that your beautiful girls are okay!!!! So very scary, indeed.

Kiki Nakita said...

Sending y'all hugs and prayers.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

My son is 15 and learning to drive and I've told him he is not allowed to move the car one inch unless all of his passengers are buckled up.

Thank God above for your miracle!!!!

Angela Merk said...

so glad they are ok.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I can't imagine what this must have been like for you and your husband, not to mention the girls. As a mother my heart goes out to you, Linda! I am so glad they're all right. Blessed indeed!
xo Kathleen

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh dear oh dear...Every parents nightmare!! Yep an angel had his arms around them. Take all the time you need and we will all be here when and if you come back

Carol

Heaven's Walk said...

Thank you, Lord, for keeping your children safe from harm!!!

xoxo laurie

Grammy Goodwill said...

Oh, my goodness. I am so glad they are okay. How kind of you to think of others by reaching out with your seatbelt message, too.

Cindy DIYbeautify said...

thankful to serve an Almighty God who is powerful to save...and that he spared your daughters!!

Stacey said...

Thank goodness!! Gives me chills just thinking about it. I'm so thankful for your family to be ok.

Barbara said...

Oh Linda...I am so grateful your girls survived this accident unscathed! How horrifying for them and for you and your husband. I can't imagine what you all must have been going through on Friday. As an ER nurse I have witnessed first hand what happens when set belts are not worn...this is a wake up call for anyone who does not buckle up! It is totally understandable for you to want to take some time to be with family after an ordeal like this...you will be missed while you are away but really take all the time you need! May God continue to bless your family.
XO Barbara

Cristina Garay said...

Oh, how very scary! I'm so glad they are OK!

Hugs,
Cristina

Art and Sand said...

Your girls are fortunate to be alive and all of you are blessed that a miracle occurred. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Donna said...

Wow! What a blessing. Praise the Lord for that miracle! God bless your girls, you, your hubby, and all of your family as the healing begins. Enjoy your time together!
Take care.
D~~~~

BeBetsy - Smashingly Good Living said...

What a blessing indeed. We are so happy that your girls are alright and you are able to enjoy them for a long time to come.

Wishing you and your adorable family all the love and best wishes!!!

Sincerely,
Denise & Aubrie of BeBetsy.com

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

I can't imagine how terrifying this must have been for your family. Thanking God with you for your girls' protection!

Debra@Common Ground said...

I'm praising the Lord with you, Linda!!!! Love on those sweet girls and take it easy!

Deanies Stash said...

I do believe in miracles and the Lord saved them that day. The story is so touching about them holding hands. I think you should take as much time as needed with your family. Stories like this remind us how fragile life is and you need to live in the moment. It reminds us to always tell our loved ones that we love them. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Dianne

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG! I'm thanking God right now for your DDs! Although I know HE eas there taking care of them !
Praise the Lord my friend!
Thank you for sharing.
FABBY

Sarah said...

LInda, I'm thankful your girls survived this accident and are alive and well. Accidents happen in seconds and are horrifying. I've been fortunate in my life to walk away from a serious accident. I echo your plea to wear seat belts and would add praise for air bags. Side airbags recently saved me!
Take time to be with your girls. This is a traumatic experience.

elizabeth said...

I am rejoicing with you at God's protection over your daughters!

Laura Lane said...

Praise God!

Elaine Ezell said...

Thank you, Lord, for watching over these precious girls and keeping them safe.

Lori said...

God is good....all the time! Tears and joy for God's grace for your family.

Krista Eickmeier said...

Giving praise & thanks to our Heavenly Father for protection of His & your loved ones. I will be praying for a speedy recovery. Thank you for reminding everyone that seat belts save lives (God & seat belts save mine & my hubby's lives in a horrible accident in 2010).

AndeM1 said...

I am so glad your daugthers are safe and sound. Thinking of you....I'm a mother too ....

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Linda,
Praising God for keeping your girls safe. How very scary. I am so glad they are ok. Enjoy your family. We'll be here when you return.
Blessings,
Cecilia

Rhonda said...

So, a week later, and after talking to you yesterday, I was glad to hear the girls are back at work. It sounds like they still aren't back to normal quite yet - continuing to pray for them.
Al and I were happy to do what little we did.
Rhonda

must love junk said...

Oh, Linda, I'm so thankful to hear that your daughters were kept safe in what could have been a very tragic accident! (How sweet that they were holding hands and are so close)
God is so good!!
Susan

Consider It All Joy said...

Praising God with and for your family! His Mercies!!! Blessings, Cindy

Nicki said...

Linda! I'm so glad they are OK. What a terrible experience for your whole family, but what a relief that it wasn't worse! Hope they recover as quickly as possible.

Cranberry Morning said...

Praise God for sparing your daughters' lives! So touching that they were holding hands. All the sudden the really important things take priority, don't they. So glad this turned out well, and I hope it is a lesson to anyone who doesn't always wear their seatbelt. I hear that so many young people don't, and I cannot understand why.

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

Oh my gosh... that car is a scary sight. Thank goodness you daughters are safe.

Miss Kitty said...

Gulp!!! Thank the Lord, Linda!!! My middle son does NOT put on his seat belt all the time even tho I nag him about it whenever I am in the car with him. He recently had a baby...I told him now he needs to do it for the baby if not for himself. I will share your girls' story with him too.

Jane Clark said...

So thankful to God for protecting your daughters! I love your blog and have been wanting to look you up when I go visit my son who is attending USA. Enjoy your time with your family!

Jenise said...

Wow, that is such a scary story. You and your family are truly blessed that everyone was okay. You are amazing to have stayed calm. I'm so glad everyone is okay. All the best to you and your family.

Jenise @ DIYFunIdeas.com

Michelle James said...

That is truly a miracle. After seeing the car you cannot doubt that. They are beautiful girls. I am so glad they are safe. I hope the others involved are o.k. My thoughts are with you-very scary. Michelle

Kim Burdette said...

I can only imagine the range of emotions you've felt over the last several days. I'm so glad everyone is ok.

trumatter said...

Just read and came back to say take care. Im glad they are okay, Im glad there's God. I am also glad it was a Toyota. I have seen the car save lives. Wishing a speedy recovery to your daughters.

Michele Reynolds said...

Hugs! I have chills over your story!!!!! XO

C.D. Loken said...

What a terrifying experience for you all! I am so glad the girls are okay! Blessings and prayers sent your way!

Mindie Hilton said...

So glad they are ok. It's so scary on the road. Confession, I don't drive long distances myself. I have been in 3 accidents, and totaled 3 cars. The last one, not my fault, but the worst, left me emotionally and physically scarred. I have anxiety when driving to this day. Sending hugs your way.

Marie Blackburn said...

Oh my gosh Linda I came to your blog this morning to join the Show and Share Party and saw this. I don't blame you for wanting a break from blogging to hold your family close. So glad your daughters are going to be okay. A parent's worse nightmare. Thinking of you and your family at this scary time.
Marie@The Interior Frugalista

Trish Martin said...

What an awesome testimony. Thank God for sparing your babies lives. This indeed is a blessing. Enjoy your family.

One More Time Events said...

I am so glad to hear your two beautiful daughter are ok...by the look of the car...YES a miracle did happen and you all were bless and saved what could have been a awful situation. Love those girls and cherish every moment you can! This here shows life can be shortened at any given moment...God is Good!

Tina C said...

Glad to hear that your daughters are alright. I will keep them in my prayers.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

A miracle for certain! So glad they are alright and all is well.

classesncamps said...

Miracles happen for those who believe....

White Lace and Promises said...

Thank you Jesus for your watch, care and protection. So thankful that all is well. Prayers for those in the other vehicle.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Good grief, Linda, I just saw today's post from you referencing this post and I jumped to it. I don't know how I missed this. I think it is amazing that they are okay, and with no injuries either! I'm sure they were shook up and in a bit of shock. I teared up when you say they were holding hands. They have a wonderful bond it sounds like. Good that you took some time to spend with your family.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Wow, Linda! As a mother I can imagine your fear hearing about the accident. Thank God they are okay, their car was a mess.
Hus,
Sherry

Twinkle Terrior said...

So glad the family is alright! What a miracle indeed- can't even tell it was a Camry !! Blessings and healing and love to your family oxoxox

Brandi said...

Reading about your daughters gave me the chills. I'm so glad they are safe.

Michelle said...

I'm so glad it wasn't worse. Make sure they do get checked out and follow up with the doctor if pain isn't getting better. After his head on collision with a drunk driver back in Decemaber, my hubby was walking around for months with a severed tendon in his ankle and crushed bone because the family doctor somehow missed it and kept telling him he shouldn't be in pain.

The driver who hit him wasn't wearing her seatbelt and spent months in the ICU.

Related Posts with Thumbnails