Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thankful Thursday - Safety

Every day there are so many things to be thankful for, but today I have something special.

I was driving home about dusk when I noticed a deer jumping off the road into the ditch on the side of the road to the right of me. Before I knew it, there was a second deer right in my pathway. I punched on the brakes as hard as I could and slid into the deer as he was trying to get away.

My first thought was, "Oh no! I can't believe it! I hit a deer, too. My insurance is going to go sky-high." (My daughter had totaled out her car hitting a deer barely three weeks ago) I was afraid to get out of the car and survey the damage.

Finally, I got out and walked around to the front of the car filled with dread. I stared in amazement. The only thing damaged was a small piece of grill next to the headlight. I knew from previous experience (don't ask) that piece of grill was only about $80. I didn't need to call the insurance company because it was less than the deductible!

I thank the Lord for keeping me safe, for minimal damage and that no other car was involved in my mis-hap. He may have even kept the deer alive because I couldn't see him anywhere after the accident. The deer must have been well enough to run off.

I know sometimes the Lord allows us to go through times like these with not-so-happy endings. We have to trust Him even when it doesn't turn out the way we would like.

But this time, He chose to let it turn out good!

This week, Lori at Laurel Wreaths Reflections is hosting Thankful Thursday, if you'd like to read other posts about thankfulness.


Denise said...

Praise God for His protection.

Serendipity said...

Glad you're ok there. Hope the deer is fine too. God bless!

Tammie @ Are You For Real? said...

I'm SO thankful you're safe, and that the damage to your car was minimal.

I noticed you "Fro" post about the trip to New Orleans ... I live less than an hour from there.