Friday, August 10, 2012

Benjamin Stayed Home

Sitting at the red light waiting for the left turn arrow, Tim and Randy our two sons were heading out Wednesday night to Wally World, Tim was going to buy Randy a belated Birthday gift. Benjamin wanted to go along for the ride and Tim being the good Daddy, grabbed him up and headed out the door, Elisa decided that she didn’t think Benjamin going along was a good idea, so with tears in Benjamins eyes Daddy left him behind.

The rest of the night ended up being a blur, the turn arrow came up, and Tim began his left turn while joking with his brother about something that doesn’t matter, what ended up mattering was the pickup truck that hit the passenger side of the van at about 60mph.

They say the van spun and ended up against the curb pointing back into the direction from which they had just come from. Who had the green light, and who was driving too fast in a 35mph zone, who knows at this point as when it came time to take statements, all the witnesses had disappeared. No one was ticketed but everyone got a written warning.

To make a long story short, bumps, cuts, bruises, stitches, and no broken bones, both boys are having a hard time breathing due to the seat belts that apparently did their jobs, and the van is now history, the boys are laughing today which I am proud to hear, but the sound in their voices tell me they will remember this one for a long time.

The Good Lord blessed them with safety during this crash and Mothers intuition told Elisa that it was a time for Benjamin to stay home.

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  1. Oh.My.Gosh! Thank heavens they're okay and Benjamin stayed home! God bless 'em.

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  2. God is good. And sometimes a mother's intuition is to be obeyed. Glad everyone is ok.

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    1. Hey MC, very true God is good and if you ignore a mother's intution you are asking for it in my opinion.

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  3. this just gives me chills. Every time the kids walk out the door I have that Mother's intuition on and every single time it is right. Thank God everyone is healing and no one is badly hurt...;j

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    1. Thank You Joanne, I thank God for keeping them safe and for that Mother's intuition we should all listen to :^)

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  4. Well thank the Lord that your sons were unhurt. Mother's intuition can always be relied on... I'm sure it must be a direction from God.

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    1. "I'm sure it must be a direction from God" I agree with you 100% Valerie, The Lord sends us messages and it's up to us to listen.

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  5. I'm so glad there was a happy ending.

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    1. Thank You Bijoux, it sure could have been much worse, vehicles can be replaced it's a blessing that the boys were protected.

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  6. "the pickup truck that hit the passenger side of the van at about 60mph."

    Yikes! What a blessing that no one was hurt, Jimmy!

    And even more of a blessing that Benjamin's mother followed her intuition. As Valerie shared, I'm sure it was a direction from God :)

    Glad all is well, buddy!

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    1. Hey Ron, looking at pictures of the van just makes you realize how lucky the boys were, Tim says the drivers side is bowed out also.

      Valerie hit the nail on the head when she mentioned it was a direction from God to keep Benjamin home.

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  7. Wow. This gave me chills. So glad they are okay. I'm sure Elisa is hugging Benjamin a little tighter today. Thank you God for seat belts.

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    1. I imagine Benjamin is getting a whole bunch of hugs, I'm having a hard time keeping Cindy in place, looks like our trip to NM will include squeezing the Grandbaby a bit more this time :^)

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  8. They didn't come up with the phrase, "mom knows best," for no good reason. Of course, it didn't apply to my mom, but it sure did apply in this case! Scary stuff... Even though it's taking me a while to catch, I'm glad to see that you are back and posting as much, or more than ever!

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  9. Hey Pat, Elisa is turning out to be a good mom for sure, I remember her being a baby now I have to look up to her a bit more, her intuition sure paid off this time.

    Thank You Pat

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