Friday, January 30, 2009

I Am Thankful For A Spilled Milkshake

In 1994 I was in a terrible car accident. My life and the lives of my children were spared. When I think back on that day the things I remember: it was a beautiful sunny day and a spilled milkshake. Yep, that is what I said, a spilled milkshake.

You see about ten minutes before that wreck happened we had stopped for a McDonald's milkshake. My two boys were in the back seat and my daughter was in the front seat. We were on our way to a basketball tournament in Washington. My son James (who was about five) spilled his milkshake all over himself. I was irritated but I pulled to the side of the road to change his clothes. (I had a spare set in the trunk) When I took off his shirt I noticed that he didn't have his seatbelt on! I was not happy and told him the importance of wearing his seatbelt and when I had his shirt changed I buckled him in his seat. I then proceeded to drive to the freeway. It wasn't but a short distance after pulling onto the freeway and reaching freeway speeds that an older man tried to pull across the freeway going about ten miles an hour approximately two car lengths away from me and I t-boned him. It was a horrible wreck. I can describe it as so silent but so loud and so fast but so slow all at the same time. I won't go into any further description but God was with us in so many ways that day. I look back and see His hand protecting us.

James had seat belt bruising on his little body. Actually all three of the kids had seat belt bruising. But had James not spilled his milkshake that day he would have been thrown from the vehicle. I don't know if an angel "helped" him with his milkshake that day but I do know this...I am thankful that James spilled his milkshake! Without that milkshake spilling we would have reached the freeway and he wouldn't have been belted. What a gracious God we serve! Again, there were so many more details about that day where God's hand moved but this is just one small thing that stands out to me today. So today, again, I am thankful for that one spilled milkshake! Thank You Lord...

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! What an awesome story! Thank God for spilled milkshakes!!