Hi. My name is Brenda. At the end of January 2020, I was in a car accident. I was driving a small BMW with two standard poodles in the back seat.
As I was turning south onto Hwy 61 from a side road, I was t-boned by a pickup truck that was heading north. It spun me around 180 degrees across 3 lanes and into the ditch on the west side of the highway. The car was totaled.
As you can see from the picture, had I been hit one second sooner, it would have hit the driver’s door.
And – thankfully – the driver side airbag deployed, protecting me from what could have been a very serious accident. That was God’s protection.
The first thing I realized was that I couldn’t breathe. Apparently, the airbag knocked the wind out of my lungs. And my middle back was hurting pretty badly.
The next thing I knew, the driver of the pickup was calling to me through the driver’s side door, asking if I was okay. Still stunned from the impact, I asked him if he was okay. I was so relieved to hear that he wasn’t injured.
While I was trying to assess the seriousness of my condition, another individual opened my passenger door to check on me, letting me know she had called 911. That’s when I remembered I had two poodles in the back seat! Turning around, I saw my poor sweet dogs were both okay but frightened to death (they were both shaking profusely).
God’s Perfect Timing
This is where I really sensed God’s providential care for me. As I sat there in that car with two frightened dogs, it occurred to me that I was NOT going to be driving away from that accident. DUH! I searched for my cell phone to call my husband (who had gone to the church in Rush City to do some work – 30 miles away).
To my great relief, when he answered his phone he was sitting at the freeway exit only a couple of blocks away from where I had the accident. So he was my hero, coming to the rescue to handle all the details while I took an ambulance ride to the hospital. You’ll never convince me that wasn’t God’s perfect timing at work!
So – long story short –
- The truck driver was safe – so thankful for that!
- My poodles were uninjured – again, Praise God!
- I was not seriously injured – rib fractures and whiplash
- My car was totaled
- God’s timing was perfect!
I am so thankful that God protected everyone (including pets) from any serious injury and that my husband was at the scene of the accident to relieve all my fears of handling the mess I was in. Praise you, Lord!