Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Prayer Request - With a Twist

I am asking all I know and throwing out into the universe a prayer request...with a twist. Most of the time when I pray it is asking God to do something for me...give me strength, give me wisdom, help me be a better wife, mother, person, please keep someone safe, please help someone who is in need. In addition, when I receive a prayer request it generally falls along the same lines. While all these are all very valid things to ask of God I feel the need today to request that we all take one moment out of our prayers and THANK God for all He does for us.

Early this morning Kevin was in a horrible car accident. He lost control of his Expedition on the interstate on very wet roads. As he over corrected and swerved to miss hitting a barricade the truck went off the side of the road and then flipped over several times landing in chest high water in the middle of the median/ditch. All his air bags deployed. Every window in the truck blew out. The truck will most likely be considered a total loss by the insurance company. I am still wondering about all his electronics...ipod, cell phone, xm, computer, gps...some I already know are destroyed.

After the truck came to a rest, Kevin, miraculously, climbed out of the truck, found someone with a phone and called me. He is fine. No cuts, scratches, bruises, broken bones. Did not hit his head at all, therefore no concussion. He stayed on scene for another two hours helping the tow truck get his truck out of the ditch. Refused service from the EMT on scene saying he felt fine. When he finally got home, thank you PG for going to get him, he was shaken up, wet, covered in dirt and completely fine.

With all that could have happened...there are countless scenarios all with worse endings...Kevin walked away from a horrific accident. When the state trooper appeared on scene she was shocked that he was out of the car and walking around. She told him..."you are lucky to be alive." When PG picked him up and saw the truck, he texted me the same thing..."Kevin is lucky to be alive." Same comment from the EMT.

I do not count it as luck.

Last night I THANKED God more than 100 times that Kevin was not hurt. I have THANKED God more than 100 hundred times today after hearing more details. Anyone who knows me will know and understand that my faith has been a little shaky lately. Last night I think it was fully restored. While I was not watching, asking or waiting for God to help me...He did.

So, I ask just one small request for today when you are praying...THANK God...and I mean sincerely...for all the wonderful and truly miraculous things He does for us when we are not looking.


*pab said...

Done, and done again 100 times over. xxoo

Anonymous said...

How frightening for you and Kevin! I am so glad he is OK. How good that "He who keeps you will not slumber...neither slumber nor sleep." Ps.121:3,4
I have said many thanks to God today for keeping our Kevin safe and sound through such an ordeal. We love you much!
Aunt Laura

Kristi said...

Thank goodness he was OK! Oh, Ashley, that scared me to death! I'm so glad that he's ok. Please tell him that. We can't forget that God truly blesses us everyday, and we need to thank Him for that!

Keysgal@QuietWater said...

I have said thank you to God all day long today with a special prayer that He be with you and Kevin as you work through the emotions and yes, the insurance stuff. We are so blessed that this can be your focus today. Cars are meant to be replaced; people cannot be replaced. The most important thing in that car was spared last night. Love you.

Kristi said...

How can I encourage you spiritually?

Aunt Ellen said...

Ashley, I, too, have thanked God for sparing Kevin. So sorry that you guys experienced this and hope that 'normal' will soon return for you. Give him a hug for me, and know that you all will be in my prayers and thoughts as you work out all daily details. The Lord is good---this makes us all rethink our priorities!!

karen said...

I will send up my thanks as well! God similarly protected my mom and sister when they flipped off the NYS Thruway in the '80s. Both walked from the scene terrified but unhurt. I am so very thankful that Kevin got through his accident!

sewitsforyou said...

holy crap...He is so lucky. Omigoodness. Thank God all that was hurt was the car...(it's julie btw)