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Semi’s and Cars Don’t Mix

First, I have to say sorry…It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything.

A couple of weeks ago our son was on his way to school for a 6pm class on the North side of Indianapolis and the quickest way to get there realistically is by interstate. My husband and I are at Subway having our sandwiches made and I get THE call. “J”: “Mom, I’ve been hit by a semi – what’s the number to the police?” ME: “call 911” “J”: “Well, it’s not an emergency. What’s the non-emergency number?” ME: “Any accident on the highway is an emergency”. We grab our food and head toward the highway. That’s definitely one call you don’t want to get from your child – no matter how old they are.

Luckily, traffic was going very slowly and there was a city policeman behind them on the interstate. He didn’t see the accident but he did see them both trying to pull over and he was nice enough to help with that and he stayed until the State Trooper came along and gave my son the non-emergency number to the state police. By the time we got there everyone was at the side of the road and they were exchanging insurance and driver’s license information.

IMG_20140729_181240_936  Really this is the extent of the damage. Thankfully, God was watching over him. The tire is GONE, it had two huge holes in it and the hubcap was smashed beyond repair. Amazingly, the underbelly wasn’t damaged at all.

Which brings me to why I’m sharing this in the first place. Jacob had been feeling a little down lately, About a week before this happened he said he felt like he’d been abandoned by God. What does one say to that?? I’m sure a lot of us feel that way at one time or another in our lives. I just really didn’t know what to say to him other than that.

Sometimes he’ll tell me things, not really looking for conversation, but, to just let me know how he’s feeling.

This made me think about this comment he’d made to me. If God had abandoned him I truly believe this could have been a lot worse, even deadly. I’m not saying all of this because I want to debate “religion” with anyone. I’m just letting you know how I personally feel about things. I don’t believe God abandons any of us. If anything we abandon Him. I do not have an answer as to why bad things happen to us. It’s just a part of life. I was talking to “J” after all of this happened and even he realized God was definitely watching over him.

IMG_20140729_182144_849  The semi didn’t have any damage at all, just a little bit of white paint on his big ol’ tire. (wow those things are ginormous)

I am so thankful that the semi driver and my son were both fine. I’m also thankful the semi driver actually pulled over.

P1010263 The semi driver’s insurance paid for the car to be fixed…Yippee.

What a beautiful new front end you have….Thanks Jamco!!. We had gotten a couple of estimates on our own and my husband told the insurance company he’d prefer a ‘cash’ settlement. They worked completely with us. I wouldn’t say they were the fastest, but, in the end it all worked out just fine.


I'm a wife and Mom. I love baking, crafting, scrap booking, and reading for fun. I work full-time outside of the home and I have one adult son who has high functioning Autism. My husband and I have been married for over 25 years and I still love him as much today as I did the day we were married.

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