Sunday, June 29, 2008

You can Replace the Car...

Our oldest daughter was in a car accident. Her car was totaled, but she walked away without so much as a bruise. It was not her fault, she was on her way to work, when she yielded to oncoming traffic in a construction zone at the expressway entrance. The car behind her however, not paying attention, hit her pretty hard. It was a miracle it did not push her out into the 60mph speeding vehicles, and there were many, since it was rush hour traffic time. For that we are so thankful. She was and still is pretty shaken. She does not have a car now, not much money, just finishing college. So the search begins! We have been spending the last three days looking and looking and looking for the right vehicle. Least amount of miles, no rust, no accidents, you know the best deal for the money the insurance company will give. Ugh. Consumers Reports in hand, notebook with pen, searching, back and forth to a garage that hoists them up to look underneath. Fortunately where my hubby's work fleet of cars go to get inspected is such a great supportive contact and is doing this for free. So there are blessings to be so thankful for. The car can be replaced. So, that's where I have been, not what I had planned. I am at a standstill with my stamping projects. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better stamping day! Take good care and if you would, please whisper a prayer for our daughter, and for those who do not walk away from accidents such as this. Blessings to you and those you love,

15 comments:

Kacey Elliott said...

So glad that she was able to walk away from this accident. Thank God on so many levels for that! Things like that really put life into perspective. I will certainly say a prayer for her and for others who are not quite as blessed as she was. Hugs and special thoughts to you :-)

Melanie said...

well, I'm definitely glad it was wasn't soemthing worse that had you away from the blog, I am so sorry to hear about that! Praise the LORD she's okay! it takes a long time to truly stop shaking after an accident like that when you were just "moseying along, minding you own business..." My sons and I were hit last September by a woman who rad a redlight, we weren't injured, but it was a long time before I felt "safe" driving again, and I had difficulty concentraying for along time after that, no matter what I was doing I couldn't help replaying the wreck over in my mind obsessively, bam!...bam!...bam! it was so frsutrating! ( But it does get easier.) Best of luck on finding jsut the right new car and hugs to all!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I am so happy to hear that she is okay!! I know how shaken I have been after a minor fender bender, so I can imagine she is a mess. God bless her and you!!

Julie Koerber said...

Oh Barb! I am sooooo glad your daughter is ok! I bet you hugged her pretty hard afterward!! She will be in my prayers!

Donna said...

wow, Barb! {{HUGS}} I'm sure it was scary for her - thank GOD she was not hurt badly! You take all the time you need off to just get back to normal...hope things run smoothly in the aftermath

Davis Family Blogs said...

Barb,
I am so thankful for you all.
Thank God she is ok. But please, have her see your family doctor for things you may not notice.
I had a similar accident in my twenties. Now, I have bad neck problems. I'm just saying... The woman said "I thought you went". OK? I'm right here... lol
Anyway... I'll email you. Hugs and blessings.
em

Charmaine said...

What a blessing that she wasn't harmed. Good luck with the car hunt. Your daughter is in my prayers.

Charmaine

Niki Estes said...

How scary for all of you! Glad she's okay, Barb! I hope you find a car soon. Hugs!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh Barb!!!! I'm absolutely so thankful your daughter is okay!!! Well, physically anyway. It will take some time to recover.....let her know that's totally normal!! Big Hugs to you all and most definitely will be sending up some prayers!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh Barb, this just brings tear to my eyes -- tears of joy that your daughter is OK and you and she CAN shop for a new car. And tears of sadness for all those who can't walk away -- such tragedies in life. Prayers for you all -- hugs --

Rose Ann said...

Thank God your daughter is fine, though I am so sorry about the accident!! Sending my love, hugs, and prayers...and hope you are able to find a replacement car soon.

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my.. sorry to hear about the accident and the car. But so glad that you daughter is okay!! Hugs.

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Wow... what a blessing that your daughter wasn't hurt! God was definitely watching over her that day! I know how tough it can be to get back in a car and drive after an accident like that so I'll be praying for her and for all of you as you search for a new car!

Laurie in MN said...

I am glad your daughter was not injured.

Follow Ems advice and other commenters suggestions about having your daughter see a physician.

hemidemisemiquaver said...

Barb. I am so glad she is OK. God is so good. She may be shaken up for a while, poor thing. Hope you are OK.