November 14, 2010

A Thankful Family Story

Today I am sharing a story that deserves an actual post as part of the Giving Thanks Challenge.  I am keeping up with my list on my sidebar.  It has been good for me to stop and list these things.

Mary, wife of  nephew Matt (sister # 3’s son) had a horrible car accident on Thursday morning.  She was driving Matt’s small truck to work so Matt could take her car in to be serviced that day.

We think she was adjusting the seat when she ran off the road in a rural area.  The truck went air born,  rolled at least three times, and landed on it’s roof at the edge of the woods. A woman who lived nearby heard the crash.  The back window was out and Mary was half way out into the truck bed.  The woman said that she was terrified to approach the vehicle.

Mary was airlifted to Birmingham where she underwent a series of scans and x rays.  She spent the night on the acute trauma floor where she was watched closely.  The tests revealed a cracked shoulder bone, and a crack on each side of her coccyx.  Obviously, you can’t cast these areas and surgery wasn’t necessary.  She also had a huge hematoma on her side and contusions under her breasts from the seatbelt. 

Miraculously, she came home late Friday and is resting at home. 

Matt said that God must have had her in a bubble.  The vehicle barely resembles one now and she flipped in an area where there were no trees in her path.  No one can convince me that God wasn’t in that vehicle with her that day. She was in His arms the whole time and He spared her…and for that, I am very thankful.  

I will say it again…God is good!



  1. Oh My.....what a story.....You are SO RIGHT......GOD IS GOOD!!!



  2. Rhonda, God is a good and gracious God!! I am so thankful that your family was not killed.

  3. Rhonda- I think those bruises on her torso are not from the seatbelt but from angel's arms holding her in place. God is good and I am glad she is going to be all right! Hugs- Diana

  4. OMG....Sooo thankful for you and your family that she is going to be o.k.! This is just a reminder to all of us that life is precious and can be cut short at anytime....God is Good, and no matter what challenges we face, we need to remember the blessings we have and that it could always be worse! Cathy aka GGJ

  5. What a horrendous accident. I am so grateful that Mary was alright, at least better than she could have been. You chose your words perfectly.


  6. Wow, that is indeed a thankful glad she is not hurt any worse than she was. Hoping she recovers very quickly!

  7. Oh my goodness gracious! I am so thankful that she is going to be okay. God is so good!!!

  8. Wow this is such an incredible story. I will pray for her quick recovery.


  9. Rhonda,
    Yes...this indeed is a thankful story...glad that she will be okay. Hop over today...I have a surprise for you:)


  10. I am so thankful that she is going to recover from this horrific accident!! God is Good.....

    What a wonderful Thanksgiving this will be for your family :)

    Lou Cinda


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