Monday, January 24, 2011

Stressful Days

Last Friday, I was a little stressed over a grandson who'd had diarrhea for 10 days...and we were waiting that afternoon for a phone call to get the doctor's report on his blood test.  I was a little stressed over a son who has a rare parasite which will require a colonscopy to see if said parasite has done any damage to the colon.  I was a little stressed over staying at Hoffbrau long enough to see our third-born before our passenger for the day decided she'd had enough and needed to be home.  I was also a little stressed over getting  a casserole made for Saturday morning.  That was Friday.  And then Sunday came...



Sunday afternoon is when I got a phone call from Zach telling me that he, Shanna (his pregnant wife) and Lindsey (David's wife) were in a car accident.  A man had been going to get donuts for his wife and exited the ramp going about 40 mph and he bent down to pick up a coupon from the floor--and rear-ended my family who was stopped at a red light.  Zach told me Shanna & Lindsey were on their way to the hospital to get checked out.  Shanna was having contractions and Lindsey's neck was hurt.  Fortunately, Shanna's contractions stopped (after a shot), and Lindsey's x-rays were ok.  Zach said he was able to brace himself because he saw the guy coming but he didn't have enough time to warn the girls.  It was a stressful day.
But you know what?  It could have been much worse.  I have friends who've experienced much worse.   One of those friends (whose pregnant daughter was killed in a car accident the day after Christmas) told me her husband said this when he learned of our kids' wreck, "We need to go back to the horse and buggy days."  I'm game.
Amy said it best recently (and I couldn't find her exact quote), "God is good...whether our circumstances are good or bad.  He's still good."

4 comments:

Mary B. said...

Wow, Becky, lots happening to you and yours. Thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

i am so glad all are ok Becky. Sister, i am hearing you on the stress thing!!!

Janis Dietz said...

So sorry!! Wow, it COULD have been so much worse. It is so comforting to know our family is in His hands!

Kara and Dave said...

You are right, Amy is right, God IS good all the time. You have me in tears. So glad all is ok!