Gratituesday is hosted by Laura at Heavenly Homemakers
This past weekend we went back to North Carolina to check on our house and also to attend the baptism of one of our young friends. The trip is about 250 miles, so it is a good day's drive.
About two hours into the trip back to Maryland we started to see lightning flashes straight ahead of us. Soon we were even able to hear the thunder! It has to thunder pretty loudly to be able to hear it in a vehicle travelling 65 MPH!!!! We quickly said a family prayer asking for God's hand of protection.
We had to drive through some heavy rain, but probably within 20 minutes the skies cleared and we were back to great roads. It was almost like we drove through the very edge of a pretty bad storm. Both of us have drive those roads in severe conditions so we were very grateful to have missed another storm. God protected us and moved that storm right out of our path!
Then sometime close to the end our trip back to Maryland, Sam stated that he had to go to the bathroom. This generally means that we need to stop very soon. I told him to hold on and that Daddy would stop very soon - this basically means that we would stop as soon as he found a place to safely pullover. We thankfully did not have to drive very far as within a mile or so there was a gas station and convenience store. Perfect timing!!
Sam & I went in to use the restrooms, then Daddy went in and got us drinks and snacks. We really needed the distraction at that point!! We got everyone settled back into carseats with their sugary snacks (Daddy got them!) and continued on our way.
Almost as soon as we pulled out of the parking lot we saw flashing lights and soon came up to what appeared to be quite a serious accident. As we passed hubby commented that one of the vehicles involved in the accident was a vehicle that we had been sharing the road with for quite some time, at least until we stopped! We immediately realized that if we had not stopped we would have likely been involved in the accident.
We want to praise God for His blessed hand of protection he placed over us during our trip.
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