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Update on car wreck...

Friday, June 22, 2012 is my update in answer to many who have asked.

~ Last Sunday evening was Father's Day, my daughter's 8th birthday, and the date of a wreck we will not soon forget.

~ BUT God. ( ....I love those 2 words....don't you? )

~ I give God ALL the Glory & Praise for bringing us through this traumatic event almost untouched. He lifted us out of an extremely dangerous place, and set us down with care. He has established our goings with perfect care. His love radiates all around us, and He strengthens us through the challenges He allows us to pass through.

~ Except for mild whiplash and several bruises, I am doing quite well. Joshua's lacerations are healing quickly and neatly. His staples will be removed next week. His energy level & appetite are almost back to normal. His "normal" is pretty HI Energy! LOL!!
...guess he takes after his mother...hee-hee! emoticon

~ The driver's insurance company covered everything. Every medical bill, a new conversion van to replace our totaled van, and more was covered in a liability settlement. I am so grateful. We are still dealing with our children being fearful of riding in automobiles, but that will take time. Each day they are less fearful, and with prayer and love, they will overcome time.

~ More than anything, this "storm" in our life has been used by the Lord for GOOD. He used a negative and made something beautiful out of He ALWAYS does!

~ Children during the VBS were touched at how God saved us....the lesson that night had been on 'David slaying the Giant in his life'. It touched the crowd of children this week of how BIG our God IS!

~ We slayed a pretty BIG giant that night ourselves. God's Grace is enough!

~ I know that the seat belts left their mark...a mark that reminds us of how our lives were spared. And, yes, the airbags did their job too.
Our lives were spared...I am thankful.

~ BUT my greatest share is how God equipped us for this time in our lives.
His Word is our armor, Praise is on our lips, He has placed a song in our hearts & praise Him -- we did as we left the totaled van....we were praying out loud.
He has placed thanksgiving in our hearts in every circumstance we find ourselves in. I am not a person who panics. It has been my experience that looking to God works 100% of the time.
I am a believer that EVERY cloud has a silver lining.

~ As long as Jesus is with me and He is! ( He promises to never leave me nor forsake me ) ...I can walk through anything. As long as He walks with me.
Such Peace! ...and Trust! Isn't God SO emoticon !!!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STARWARSFAN2 7/5/2012 7:10AM

    So glad everyone is physically okay and you needs are being met as you begin to move back toward normal living. emoticon

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MAMASUDS 6/29/2012 2:14AM

    What a awesome testimony. So thankful to God for your health and friendship. Will continue to pray for your families healing.
Hugs and prayers!

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JERSEYGIRL24 6/25/2012 10:28AM

    So glad that all is well. emoticon So glad that you have a new van. But more importantly, so glad that you are ok.

You will get back to fitness!!! emoticon

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    So glad to hear everyone is recovering well. You are a blessing as you glorify God in the midst of trauma. Your kids will likely remember this for the rest off their lives and are blessed to have godly parents who live their faith even during the difficult times in life.

Blessings to you all! emoticon

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LECATES 6/23/2012 3:24PM

    Such good news---I am glad God protected you and provided what you need---it might help to have your pastor come over and anoint the new vehicle and a prayer of thanksgiving and protection on it---this might help your children.

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PURPLELVR7 6/23/2012 10:15AM

    God is so emoticon
My husband also walked away from a head on crash, with minor skin burns from the airbags. The car was totaled. The other driver tried to blame my husband, but he was not moving and the truth did prevail. So all is good.

The children will feel better about being in a car in time, but they will remember how dangerous a car can be & that may make them better drivers in the future.

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PASTORJIM50 6/23/2012 9:50AM

    Praise God for His sovereign love and grace that overwhelms us! His providence is total....His plan perfect and His care over his sheep is gentle and compassionate. Truly we can walk through the valley of the shadow of death and fear no evil for our God is greater than any evil.....greater than any trial or circumstance!
I praise God for His mercy towards you and your family. May He continue to bring complete healing and continue to use this for His glory and your growing up in Christ!

Yes, our God is emoticon

Blessings in Christ!

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JODIRICHARDS 6/23/2012 9:25AM

    Thank you for sharing, praying for complete healing, which does take time. Your blogs encourage my spirit, your transparency is special gift that you are allowing Him to use for His glory, keep looking up and sharing the joy of this journey of life!

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HICIM705 6/23/2012 8:29AM

    Laura ... I'm so glad to read this blog - that you are all healing and that many of the other 'worries' that come along with such a situation are being taken care of. I am sure that your faith has helped you through this . . .glad to hear that you are OK.

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HANDYV 6/23/2012 7:52AM

    He will never leave nor foresake us. He is faithful.


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MRS.PRINCIPAL 6/23/2012 7:11AM

    So glad you are healing already! What a blessing that insurance will cover your auto and medical bills.

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LAURIE5658 6/23/2012 7:03AM

    God is truly awesome. Blessings to you and your family!


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SEABREEZE65 6/23/2012 6:41AM

    Glad you are doing good.

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JOYFULSPIRIT920 6/23/2012 5:38AM

    What a blessing to read your happy news. God does provide for our every need. Praise him!!

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ZELLAZM 6/23/2012 4:52AM

    Such a good report! He is soooo good to us! I woke up this morning with a German praise song on my heart - "without him, I would be lost, without him I would be nothing...only in him does my life have meaning." Meaning found even - especially - in the trials. Happy weekend, Laura and fam!

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GETTINGFIT4HIM 6/23/2012 2:43AM

  Praise God and emoticon for sharing His love and light through your triumphs and tribulations. He is good ALL the time!!

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CYCLINGSANDY 6/23/2012 1:47AM

    Our trials our always opportunities to see God work in our lives. May He always get the glory, for He is GOD!

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PRINCESS1959 6/23/2012 1:20AM

    We serve an emoticon God

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    God is good

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NATPLUMMER 6/23/2012 1:04AM

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EJOY-EVELYN 6/23/2012 12:46AM

    You and your family are such a wonderful testimony to God's loving touch of grace in our life. You will undoubtedly be blessed by your strength and conviction of faith that you share with us and others. I praise and thank God for the healing touch he has extended you. May your hearts and minds find tat peace that only God can provide (that which passes all understanding). You are one of the most beautiful people I know.

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AVANELL 6/22/2012 10:55PM

    God is good ALL the time! So glad to hear the good outcome of all of this! May you and the kids continue to heal quickly!

Praise the Lord for His faithfulness!

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ANGELCOWBOY1 6/22/2012 9:27PM

    Our God is an AWESOME God! Love your spirit of thankfulness - what an inspiration and example you are. Many hugs & prayers.

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CHEROKEE1946 6/22/2012 9:21PM

    God is Great.

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