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Thursday, December 18, 2008

My totaled car and so much more...

Well, I guess I will start at the beginning. Last Saturday, Dec. 13th, my honey sent me down South, to Hattiesburg, for a Family Readiness Group meeting. He will be deploying to Iraq in July and he has put me in charge of the Family Readiness Group for our area. So I spent all day in meetings and it was really a very informative time. I enjoyed it even after really not wanting to go.LOL So I was coming back home and about 15 miles from my house, a man ran a stop sign and plowed into the side of my van. My husband says he T-boned me. First let me say, if you do not wear your seat belt, START!!! I was hit straight on and spun around in the intersection like a top, and walked away without a scratch other than some bruising from the seat belt. I am a believer now. I have never been in an accident before and it was terrifying. I was hysterical because I was disoriented and thinking that my children would have been in that seat that is scrunched up. We finally found out yesterday that they totalled my van. We are pleased with the amount they are giving us for it, also. We were thinking it would be much less, as a van is worthless after driving off the car lot. So now we are car shopping or rather, truck shopping. We also have a Suburban and I will now drive it and my husband is going to get a truck to drive back and forth to work. I want to say that I always have my children in the car with me but on this very rare day I was alone. I am so thankful that it was not any worse than being a little sore and that my babies (17,14, and 11) were all safe and sound at home. I am also thankful for the very nice people who stopped to help and that the man who hit me was honest and nice. It just could have been so much worse but God is faithful!

Now to the good stuff, this is what me and my middle maiden did all afternoon yesterday. We made plates of goodies to take to the men who work for my honey and to our friends and neighbors for Christmas. We made plain fudge, peanut fudge, no bake cookies, butterscotch cookies, crock pot candy, and chocolate turtle cookies. I will also send them a home baked loaf of bread and some jelly. The little cookies with nuts around them and caramel in the center are the Turtles. They are soooo good.


I wrapped them in red Saran Wrap and will put a pretty little note card on top.

We will be car/truck hunting the next few days, if you think of us please say a prayer of wisdom, as we are seeking to do the right thing.
Have a great day!!!!



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23 comments:

Susie Harris said...

Well bless your heart! Im so glad that you are ok and that you will be able to get a new one. They are scary when it happens. I have been in one and walked away unharmed... Thank you Lord!
Those goodies looked mmmm mmmm! Merry Christmas~

Inspired Kara said...

I'm so happy you are safe!! Praise God for holding you in Him arms.

The Berry's Patch said...

OMGosh! Thank goodness you're alright! That is scary.

An Accomplished Woman said...

I am so happy you are safe but wish you would not have had an accident. Love your blog and hope you have a very uneventful day today.

Gettysburg Homestead said...

I am so happy to hear you are ok! I have seen many accidents where people don't wear their seatbelts. I saw one today and lets say their family will be without them for Christmas.

Mary

HeathahLee said...

Oh, Trixi, I'm so glad you're okay! And I'm glad your kids were not with you! AND I'm glad the insurance is doing right by you! : )

AND AND all those goodies make me want to get in my car and drive three hours just to eat some with you. : )

Charm and Grace said...

Oh I am so thankful you were not hurt. What a praise the Lord moment! And that your precious ones were not with you. Praying for wisdom for you all right now... we went through this last fall, so can empathize.

Blessings and prayers,
Christi

Gina@Chats With An "Old Lady" said...

I wanted to take the time to thank you for being a regular visitor on my blog. I saw that you added me to your "followers" list...and I just want you to know how honored and grateful that our paths have crossed in this way, and that I count it a privilege that you visit me. God Bless you! I will be visiting you often, now that we are friends!

Lady Katherine said...

Oh My! My hubby's on the fire department, he was the chief of Leesburg and Branch Fire Departments. But resigned, because of work. He still goes on calls, and helps out surrounding fire depts. So we have scanners going off and I think he told of your accident, did not know it was you. Glad you are safe! have fun hunting a new truck. I total out ours 4 years ago, was upside down in a high ditch and couldn't get out. Finally I crawled up to a window, and got out on top of truck, then couldn't get off truck, for the high ditch. Finally help came. Its so scary! I love the turtle candy, want to share your recipe?

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Am happy you are okay and that the kids were not in the car with you. Have fun looking for a new car and hopefully that will take some of the bad memories away! Merry Christmas!

a woman found said...

Trixi, I'm so glad you're okay and that your kids weren't in the car either!!!!

Car accidents really are upsetting and scary.

I pray the Lord will provide exactly what you need, as I trust He will.

The baked goodies for you husband and his co-workers look awesome. I need to do that too.

Well, I just wanted to say I hope to get to know you and the others who follow my blog more in 2009. Thank you for your visits and kind words!

Merry Christmas to you and yours,
sheila

Picket said...

Morning girl! Praise the Lord for His love & mercy and that you are alright! Thank you so much for remembering me...I can thankfully say the heaviness has lifted and no more tears! God Is just so good..those treats look fantastic and no baking...that's my kind of treat! lol Take care girl and Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Rue said...

Thank the Good Lord you are okay!! Accidents are so frightening and unsettling. I hope you get the perfect vehicle.

I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!
rue

HeathahLee said...

So how goes the car hunting? Found one yet?

Peggy said...

what a blessing you are okay and didn't have the children with you!

V and Co. said...

OH NO! i'm so sorry on so many levels! i'm glad you are okay with the accident, but oh on the deployment! surround yourself with wonderful friends! you can email me ANY TIME! vanessa{dot}christenson{at}gmail.com for how long is he deployed? what is his MOS and what will he be doing? AH my heart goes out to you!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I am so glad that you commented. I have yet to "follow" my favorites or add people into google reader and I lost your blog URL. I spent about 45 minutes looking through old comments trying to find you to no avail. Haven't had as much blog time since we were in Fl but was TRYING hard to come say "hi."
I missed seeing what you were up to this Dec...so sorry to hear about the accident.
blessings on the search!

gloria said...

oh trixi!! I am just now catching up on dear blogging friends and finished reading about your accident!! Praise God you walked away without a scratch!!! Cars are replaceable .. ... but people......oh my!
So thankful our Lord was watching over you so carefully!!!

I hope you enjoyed a lovely & gentle Christmas,
gloria

JenIG said...

good heavens! your pictures made me GOL = gasp out loud

so glad that all is well otherwise. YIKES!

Nicole said...

I am really wishing I lived by you, your Christmas goodies look amazing. I'm so glad that you are safe after such a horrible accident. Glad that everyone is ok and that you'll be able to get another vehicle ok. Merry Christmas!

busymama said...

I'm glad you didn't get injured, how awful! Good luck with the truck shopping. The goodies look yummy! Except for your pretty sign, we have the same sign-off!

Blessings,
Mary

Katy said...

So glad you are OK! How scary!!!! Seatbelts are truly important!

The desserts you made look fantastic! :)

Gina@Chats With An "Old Lady" said...

I wanted to invite you to stop by and take part in my Friday sharing time...come by and share what you are learning from God's Word! I'd love it if you can take part in our Friday sharing group!