Thursday, May 18, 2006

I'M FEELIN' QUITE LUCKY...


...to be in one piece...

Yesterday I was on my way to Jen's mom's house. I was taking Jonas there and then heading back to the church for our usual Wed. night festivities. Well, Jonas was his usual Jonas self telling me about everything under the sun. We were about 2 miles from Jen's parent's home and Jonas was still going strong. At this point in the story things get a little blurry but I remember turning back and glancing back at him while I said something to him. When I turned around there was a car stopped in front of me and I didn't have time to even slam on my brakes.

Needless to say there was a 4 car pile up, my airbag worked and seatbelts and carseats work cause Jonas had not one scratch. Thank God no one was hurt in this accident. I'm feeling very detached today, almost outside myself and nervous. I'm so glad no one was hurt and I really just want to hold Jonas all day today.

16 comments:

John B said...

Glad to hear you & Jonas are ok. It's a very scary thing to be in a wreck with a child with you. I know. God's angels were watching over you.

Mary Beth said...

Holy cow, Jonathan. I'm so glad you and Jonas are both OK. I've done the same thing (minus the kid) and I know how frightened and shaken I was for days afterward. I hope that you will have some peace.

BTW, the people at Cokesbury think your books are "good." I know because they were featured in the "Good Books" catalog. Congrats!

Mary Beth

Scott said...

Jonathan,

You will be in our prayers. I am glad that everyone is ok. Let me know if we can do anything.

Scott

ColeWake said...

Hey man,

Glad everyone is ok. Car wrecks are scary. I am here and praying for ya.

Cole

gmw said...

Whew. With you on the detached, outside of self feeling. I rolled my truck back in January and that was a very strange feeling. Not to mention very surreal for a while. But only a few scratches and minor sore spots.

Many prayers,
Guy

emily said...

i hope you're feeling better. i dont really know what a car wreck is like but i'm sure it's pretty freaky.

see ya

ken carter said...

take care, and thank God for watching over you. take the time to absorb it.
peace, ken

TN Rambler said...

Glad to hear you and Jonas are ok. Those little clip on mirrors that let you watch the back seat by glancing at your rear view mirror are great when you have little ones.

Shalom, Wayne

Steve said...

Praise be to God that you and Jonas were not injured. You are in our prayers. Be gentle with yourself.

Steve

Wayne Bowerman said...

I am glad you guys are okay. You will be in my prayers.

St.Phransus said...

thanks everyone for prayers. i feel quite a bit more like myself today. jonas is fine, too. take care.

Jonathan said...

I'm glad you and Jonas are ok, and that you were wearing seatbelts!

Thunder Jones said...

Dude. Now that it has been a few days, are you wicked sore?

Joel Thomas said...

Well, that's one way to share that you messed up. ;-) Been there, done that. I know that detached feeling. At age 19 and in college, I also remember taking a very deep breath just prior to dialing my parents' phone number to break the news.

Yes, thanks are in order. However, God's providence in relationship to automobile accidents has always been a difficult question for me. I accept and give praise that God is sovereign, but still struggle with the application of that theology to specific incidents.

St.Phransus said...

"However, God's providence in relationship to automobile accidents has always been a difficult question for me"

Me too brutha man! But you know what. I might disagree with my statement in my head theologically and totally cringe when I hear others give God credit for things that are questionable. HOWEVER, when you come out of traumatic experience, what can you do but cry out to God and give thanks?

Thanks Joel, I hope you are doing well my friend.

jonathon

Joel Thomas said...

Jonathon,

Absolutely! And I do exactly what you did in similar circumstances, because thanking and praising God sure beats "thank my lucky stars." "Thank God" may not always be a perfect theological answer, but often it is the only answer for we mere mortals.

So, yes, "praise be to God!" for the lack of injuries.