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Family car wreck: please pray for us

Monday, June 18, 2012

It is 2:30 am in Central Texas...just home from the ER.

I am here because I know when I need Prayer, this is "THE" Place to run to!

This evening coming home from day 1 of VBS, we were in a terrible car is only a Miracle that anyone is alive.

By God's Grace alone, we walked away. ( ( Thank YOU Jesus! ) )

Our incident:

I was driving our large touring van at 60 mph on a Hwy....and a truck pulled out into the oncoming traffic from a side street. He didn't look and he pulled into lane 1, then lane 2, then onto the brim...there was nowhere to go for me, but the much traffic due to Father's Day.

Our van rolled 4 times before coming to a complete emoticon....
EVERYONE was belted in as always....and the airbags worked! Praise God!
The wreck was such a bad one....more than 20 people ran to us to help....God is SO Good!! Amongst them was a nurse, a pastor and wife, EMT, sheriff, ambulance ( someone had called for us ), a kind couple that sat with my 3 children while I tended to my eldest son, Joshua. He was the only one injured...he was on the side where the van is so twisted, I can't recognize it.
He now has 8 staples and seven sutures in his head. Nothing was broken!
He had a cut on his forearm as well. The rest of us are bruised and of course - shaken. ( I am truly GLAD we always wear seat belts!! )

May I say, that the Lord is so good....ALL the time & I PRAISE His HOLY name because He brought us through this. It is truly by His hand that we were able to walk away from this at all. By the looks of it....several witnesses said they were even afraid to approach the van for fear of what they would find.

When I had my children safely on the side of the road, we prayed over Joshua, and claimed complete healing over him. We also prayed for the man who was in a state of shock for being the one who pulled out, and caused this accident. I felt so bad for him...he was devastated.

I want to share with you that God is my partner...and my Strength of Tower. He really is - dear friends. I was just talking with Him this afternoon in my quiet time telling Him how honored I am that He talks to me...and I know His Voice.
I love the relationship I have with Daddy.
What a Father's Day this turned out to never know what a day may bring, but I Can know I will be well because I place my complete trust in Jesus.

Prayer needs:

We need a family vehicle, but God will provide. And please pray for Joshua's continued healing. We are all of us - shaken. We all have close relationships with one another.... we are a strong family & I know we will become stronger by walking through this together.

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    Laura my dear sister.

    I am so sorry that I somehow missed seeing this until you told me about it.

    WOW.. What a might God we serve that we are overcomers. God is good and HE is in control.

    I will keep praying for you and your precious loved ones.
    2137 days ago
  • HICIM705
    Oh my goodness. . .sounds like a miracle that you all walked away - continued good thoughts coming your way. How is your son (the one with the sutures)???

    2164 days ago
    Dearest Laura,

    You of all people do not deserve this. So glad you are all ok. I will pray for you and your entire family.
    2164 days ago
    My dear Laura,

    I am so sorry to hear of this. God is truly watching over you and your family. I will keep you all in my prayers.

    2166 days ago
    Laura, So sorry to hear about your accident, and what a blessing that no one was seriously hurt. Though I know from your blog that Joshua had to have some staples. But such a blessing that it came out so well from such a terrible accident. Know that my prayers are with you to replace the van you had, and continued healing. I'm sure for a couple of days after the accident you all were very sore.

    Jesus was watching over you and kept you safe. emoticon
    2166 days ago
  • IONA72
    Laura, what a shock, hope your son is improving and you are all getting over the accident.
    2167 days ago
    Dear sweet Laura, I've been catching up on spark and read your friend feed. How scarey, but I am so glad all of you were wearing seat belts. Sending many prayers for a speedy recovery for your son Joshua and your family. emoticon
    2167 days ago
    I've been "off SP" for a few days...and did not know about this until just now. I am so thankful that you and your family always wear seat belts. Prayers coming for Joshua and all of you and prayers of gratitude that you weren't hurt more seriously. It takes my breath away. So grateful you are OK.
    Hugs, hugs, and more hugs!
    2167 days ago
    Praise the Holy Name of Jesus.

    Abiding in the Shadow of the Almighty.

    He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and buckler. Psalms 91:4

    Love you sis.... emoticon
    2167 days ago
    Our Lord has protected you and yours with His grace and love and your new car is on the way in the name of Jesus.

    Your son Joshua will heal quickly faster then anyone would think simply because you are so deeply loved and cherished because you belong to the body of Jesus.

    He is an awesome God who amazes me all the time at how good He is to us simply because of His love for us.

    He doesn't want His family hurt or going without anything and He does supply everything for us by His riches and glory by Christ Jesus so just depend on Him and rely on Him to know that His Word and promises that you stand on will not return void in the name of Jesus and sealed in the blood of the Lamb Jesus.

    Thank you Father God for keeping this heavenly inspired family safe and healthy in the name of Jesus.
    2167 days ago
    So sorry to hear about this accident, but so glad to hear that apart form Joshua you guys are not much injured. Those internal wounds will heal, just talk about it as much as possible, especially with the kids, so that they get it out of their system.

    2168 days ago
    So glad you and your family made out with what could have been so much worse. The hand of God was with you. Still praying for your continued recovery from the incident. emoticon
    2168 days ago
    So thankful you were all able to "walk away" from this. Will be adding my prayers for your family to the others.
    2168 days ago
    How terribly scary. I am glad everyone made it out and I hope your son's injuries heal very soon.
    2168 days ago
    So thankful that you are okay!! praying for healing for all of you! (((HUGS)))
    2168 days ago
    Praise God you are all ok! Sending prayers of healing and rest to your family.
    2168 days ago
  • CANDY58
    Praying for you and your family. Praying for all the people that were involved and those who were there to help everyone out.

    2168 days ago
    So glad that you are all okay but absolutely praying for your family as you all heal and recover from this!! God is good and He was definitely watching out for you all!
    2168 days ago
    Sending healing prayers for your family especially Joshua but also the rest of them as they will need comfort and strength. God will provide all your needs.
    2168 days ago
    Praising the Lord that you are okay.
    Praying for your dear family. You will be sore for a while. Be sure to get plenty of rest and let your bodies heal. Chiropractic and physical therapy are a good idea after such an accident - speaking from experience.
    I look forward to hearing how God uses this in your lives and in the lives of those around you! So very thankful that you are okay! Typing through tears, thanks for being a friend!

    2168 days ago
    Echoing your praise and thanks! God is so good! I know He'll meet each need and comfort each shaken heart!
    2168 days ago
    Thinking of you. Thankful the injuries were not more severe.
    2168 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    What a scary thing to have happen! Glad everyone is doing well.
    2168 days ago
    It is so good to hear no one was more seriously injured or worse. Your family is surely watched over.
    I'll be sending healing thoughts for your son, I know first hand the difficult emotions that go with such a traumatic event. I hope your whole family can get past it quickly. Children are so resilient!

    Bright Blessings to you and yours!
    2168 days ago
    Sending prayers and thanks to God for showering you with protection when you needed it and praying for your son's speedy recovery! emoticon
    2168 days ago
    Laura, I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. I'm thankful everyone was able to walk away. I am praying not only for physical healing for Joshua and your whole family as the bruises set in. But, I'm also praying for mental healing. I know how a shock like this can take a while to wear off. I know God will continue to be with all of you during this time of healing. emoticon
    2168 days ago
    Wow! Praise God that no one was more seriously injured. A vehicle, in time, can be found. Injuries heal. Praying for quick healing and recovery. Gentle emoticon
    2168 days ago
    I am glad everyone is ok. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    2168 days ago
    Praise the Lord that you are okay. God is good. emoticon
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    2168 days ago
    Praise God for the incredible, strong faith you so wonderfully share with us. You live what the meaning of trust should look like in our lives. You are correct in knowing our prayers will be powerful through the sacrifice Christ made for us.
    2168 days ago
    I am glad you are all (mostly) uninjured. How terrifying. I will keep you all in my prayers.
    2168 days ago
    I see now why you are sore and hugging your precious children. I found your blog and now am praying that God will touch Joshua and everyone to heal. I pray for that vehicle you need to be provided in a special way. God is so good that you are alive!! emoticon Love, Elaine emoticon
    2168 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/18/2012 12:57:41 PM
  • MIRAGE727
    Laura! You are in my prayers and ask for total healing! I'm so happy to hear you all are safe.
    2168 days ago
    Laura, I am so sorry to hear about this accident, but so very happy that your family has been able to walk away from it. Speedy healing to your son and to all of you from the trauma of the experience.
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    2168 days ago
    Wow!! The Devil is a liar and has been defeated again!! God will continue to guard and protect you and your family! Mighty good things will come out from this incident in Jesus Mighty Name!!
    2168 days ago
    Praise The Lord for His mercy and kindness! As I am writing this I am thanking the Lord for the outcome of this tragedy! As you said it could have been much worse!

    Please keep us updated on Joshua and the rest of your family. Praying for quick healing and less shaken! Praying for a vehicle also.

    God bless.
    2168 days ago
  • M77355
    Praying for a complete restoration of everyone's health and peace of mind. You were guarded from worse. How fortunate that there were so many witnesses that will see you through the follow-up details that will aid your family through healing. So glad you had a sturdy vehicle, quick decision making skills and faith in God to see you through.
    Rest in His hands and heal.

    2168 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/18/2012 11:33:56 AM
    Praying for you. Thank you for your words of truth and faith. They lifted my heart and strengthen my path.
    2168 days ago
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    2169 days ago

    Thank you for sharing about this with us. I am praying for all of you and that will God will continue to protect, heal and suppl for your needs as a family.
    May His sovereign grace and power be magnified in your lives as you proclaim where your strength lies and wo you belong to.

    I am thankful that God protected all of you from any long-lasting injuries. He always gives us opportunities to share about Him,even if they are hrd on us.

    May He continue to bless you though this experience.

    2169 days ago
    So happy that you are OK! What a terrible thing to have happen. But thank God you and your family are fine. I will be praying for your complete recovery and especially for Joshua and fast healing for him. God will keep you safely in the palm of His hand.
    2169 days ago
    I'm sorry, Laura, I just saw this now. I will pray for you and your family, for your son's complete healing, and a new vehicle for your family.
    2169 days ago
    Thank you Father for watching over this special family. I know You have plans for each of us. Father please continue to be with them, lay Your healing hands on Joshua for continued healing. Please provide as You always do for this family especially in their need at this time. Praise and thank you. Amen.
    2169 days ago
    Father, I just come before You thanking You for Your hand of protection over Laura and her family. I thank You, Father, for watching over them and protecting them through this accident. I pray for each one of them, now, Father, that You would touch their bodies and make them whole, with no pain and no complications from this accident. I pray that You will provide for their need for a vehicle, Father. We know that nothing is impossible for You, Lord. Thank You, Father, for bringing glory to Your name through all of this. And Father, for the gentleman that caused the accident, I pray that You will be real to Him. Meet him where he is, Father, and cause him to see Your goodness in all of this. Draw Him by Your Spirit to Yourself if he doesn't know You cause this accident to be an awakening to him of his eternal destiny and bring him to salvation. Thank You for those who were around Laura and her family to help them. Father, may You turn what the devil meant for harm into good for them! In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
    2169 days ago
    (((Laura))) I'm so glad I read this today and - more important - that you were able to walk away from this accident. Thank God for his protection and care for you all! Yes, he will walk you through this test and trial - every step of the way, as you continue to praise him in ALL things!

    I sometimes file blog posts away to read later, but I felt led to read yours right away. Know that I'm praying for Joshua, for you and your family, and for the man that was responsible.
    2169 days ago
    Glad you are all safe ---God's angels were watching out for you---hoping this will be a witness to the driver that caused it. Hope all of you are not too sore this morning.
    2169 days ago
    Just read this and am praying for you all. We know that God has a plan and a reason for allowing this to happen. No doubt He will use you all through this. We know God will provide the right vehicle.
    I praise the Lord for his goodness in protecting you all and that nobody was hurt more than they were. What a testimony with all those people that witnessed this!
    2169 days ago
    You all are in my prayers! I do believe God was right there with you (He never leaves or forsakes us) and that his angels buffetted you in your accident. (His angels watch & take charge over you.) I am thanking God for his protection and for his peace and provision for all of you. GOD will supply ALL your needs according to his riches in glory. So glad you all are okay and may the peace of God which passes all understanding, guard your hearts & minds in Christ Jesus! emoticon
    2169 days ago
    God is so good, so glad he is and was protecting you. Will be praying for all of you
    2169 days ago
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