Saturday, April 18, 2009

I am so very grateful for God's protection

Just a quick praise to our amazing heavenly Father for His protection on my family today. We were busy working out in the front yard planting trees on this fantastic spring day and a freak odd almost accident happened. We heard a bump and a scrape and a car jumped the curb and was headed right toward Tally, who was sitting on the grass reading a book. This driver drove right through our yard with no awareness of what was going on, not realizing that she was just a few feet from running over our child. Now mind you, our neighborhood's speed limit is 20 miles an hour, so it is a quiet area, but slow speed limit or not, it doesn't take much for accidents to happen.

After chasing down the driver, we discovered that she fell asleep at the wheel and was totally unaware of what was happening. Thankfully everyone was safe and no harm was done. I have been thanking God all afternoon for His protection. We pray every day that God would keep our children safe and today, I was able to see His power in action.

23 comments:

Laura said...

So glad for God's protection on you today!

Major Mom said...

Praise the Lord.

The Wood Fam said...

Rejoicing with you in God's protection of your sweet Tally.

Elle J said...

Giving THANKS too that your daughter was unharmed. How terrifying to witness and relive in your mind. Things can happen so fast! Wishing you guys a good night's rest. :)

DebiH. said...

I can hardly imagine how frightening that would be to watch. Praise God she is fine!

Julie said...

Oh wow! Thank God she's OK. How terrifying!!!

L. Shaw said...

Praise God He was there, not only for you guys, but the lady as well. She could have been somewhere else & killed! He's so good!

Amanda said...

OH my! Praise the Lord for His tender mercies!

Sean and Lisa said...

Oh Crispy! How terrifying! Rejoicing with you over God's hedge of protection around about each of you, but especially sweet Tally today!!
Thankful we serve a God whose eye is always upon us.
Hugs friend,
Lisa

K-Sue said...

I'm thankful, too. Now I am praying you will all sleep well tonight, and not have the memory keep you awake.

Marilyn said...

Praise the Lord for giving Tally an angel around her today! Give her a big hug for me.

Salzwedel Family said...

Praise God for His protection! I am so thankful Tally is OK.

Kris said...

Praise God for His amazing protection and provision.

Annie said...

Wow. That certainly gives you pause.

Odd coincidence. When I was about her age I was sitting in my back yard, on the grass, reading a book - when, as a result of some freak accident, the electric wire FELL and landed just a yard or two from me.

Little would one think that a little girl could be in danger sitting, reading at home.... Praise God for His protection!

Stacia said...

Joining you in praising God for his protection. Just a reminder of how precious our children are and how much they need our prayers and the Lord's protection over every aspect of their little lives.

Cristy said...

Praise God for His love and protection! God is good all the time!

Cristy

Rachael said...

Oh, how scary! Glad all are okay.

P.S. I love your new header picture! Very sweet.

Lee and Bev said...

God is good - no matter what the outcome - but how thankful we are that He chose to protect Tally from harm yesterday. How many times He protects us and we often don't even realize it! I was just thinking how different today would be if the outcome had been different!

ScienceGeek said...

WOW! I'm so thankful that the Lord was watching over Tally and kept her safe.

Tiffany said...

Praise God that she wasn't hurt! Don't be surprised if you are emotional for a few days over such a close call. That kind of fear can really rock your world.

Tonya said...

Okay.. I was just ABOUT to comment on your bird post when I saw THIS one.. WOW! Bless your heart.. I can only imagine what was running through your mind! I'm PRAISING GOD with you for HIS protection!!

Susan said...

God is good and so gracious to watch over our precious little ones and keep them safe. What happened with the lady? Too scary.

Jen said...

Oh, my goodness! I'm so very glad to hear your daughter was kept safe - definitely, she was held in the Lord's hands. Isn't He amazing???