Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Remember how I said January wasn't good month for us? Yep.

Sunday night, Brent, Diane, and us were in our van and we were traveling home from a birthday party in Pleasant View. We were on the freeway heading south around the 21st street exit. We're not exactly sure what happened but as J was changing lanes he hit some slush that made his lose a little bit of control. We were trying to get around a semi and we think the air current + slippery conditions + losing control and overcorrecting resulted in the following pictures. J overcorrected and hit the left guard rail with the front of the car and that in turn pushed us backwards across all three lanes of traffic. We were luckily stopped by the other guard rail on the right side of the freeway. We sustained just bumps and bruises is all but I'm hear today to tell you that we had guardian angels with us that night because onlookers stopped to tell us what happened and they said that as we were going across the last lane of traffic, we were barely missed by a Ford Explorer. If we would have been T-boned, I'm almost positive that we would have rolled and who knows who would have been seriously hurt or killed. J and A and I were all on the drivers side of the vehicle so it could have been any of us. It was one of the scariest moments in all of our lives, I'm guessing. We're all extremely grateful for our lives that were protected and amazed that the van only sustained the bumps that it did and that we were able to drive it home, slowly, but still.

I know that Heavenly Father had sent guardian angel(s) to us that night. I know that everything happens for a reason and I can't be more grateful that none of us were killed. I know that Heavenly Father lives and He loves us and He is ultimately in charge of what goes on down here. I also was able to get a closer feel as to how close He is to us. I felt the presence of an angel with us all day Sunday and I know that He or She was there to help us be safe. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true and this has only strengthened my testimony of a living, caring, loving Heavenly Father that cares for us deeply. I love you all.





4 comments:

The Anderson's said...

Julie! I am so glad you are ok, and your family is ok!! Please take care of yourselves.

Stacy said...

Julie - I'm glad you're okay. I'm sad about the accident - that really stinks. You certainly had some guardian angels. Just think - January is almost over! Hopefully things will look up in February!

Heather, Dan, and Family said...

Julie. I heard aboout this from Marilynn. I am so glad that you are all ok! What a scary night.

Melissa said...

How scary is that?? I'm glad to know everyone was safe. I believe in guardian angels too! For all you know, it just might have been Grandpa Lee watching over you that night. Be safe!