Dave & Barb Bindewald

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Some Days are Different than Others

Barbara and I borrowed our daughter's car and were driving from Pittsburgh to see family in Virginia on Wednesday and were delayed 4-5 hours. We were rear ended by a big SUV. The speed limit had just reduced from 65 mph to 50 as we entered a city area. We slowed to 50 but the guy behind us most likely fell asleep at the wheel. Instead of slowing he sped up to probably 70-80 and was drifting off the side of the road. I saw him in the rearview mirror a second or two before impact. They were fine and were able to drive away after the police and ambulance came. At the policeman's suggestion Barbara and I were taken by ambulance to the ER about 5 minutes away. X-rays showed no injuries. We had whiplash and are sore today. But Erin has to find another car! Hopefully the settlement will be enough to find something similar. She loved that Camry! Sorry Erin!

We got some prescriptions, rented a car, went to where the car was taken and cleaned it out (were told by all involved it was most likely totaled) and were on our way, 4+ hours late. But so grateful to the Lord because it could have been so much worse.

Things can change dramatically in just an instant. We were freshly reminded how fragile life is on this earth, and how little control we have. Thankful again for much mercy and grace!

1 comment:

mingomae said...

so grateful God was watching over you!! Hope the rest of your trip is uneventful (at least for this type of event!).
Much love for a wonderful New Year!!
Mae & Jimbo