9.17.2009

Right Place at the Right Time


I haven't done a Thanksgiving Thursday in a while,
and this week's edition pretty much wrote itself.
My oldest son Tim, who lives primarily with his dad, came over on Sunday for Andrew's birthday dinner. While he was there, he told me about his close friend getting into a car accident. The boy was driving his Jeep Cherokee and said someone was trying to pass him. He ran off the road and into a tree. The Cherokee caught on fire!! But he was very fortunate to be able to get out, and he escaped with only a broken arm and nose.
So, obviously, I'm very thankful that he wasn't hurt more, or even worse.
But what keeps running through my head is...what if Tim had been in the passenger seat? As he has been so many times. Would he have been hurt worse than his friend? Would he have been able to get out of the burning truck?
How different may my life be right now if my son had been riding in that truck with his friend?
It gives me chills; I can hardly stand to think of it.
I am so incredibly thankful that Tim's friend is OK, and that Tim wasn't in that truck that night.
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I'm also thankful that my husband is now working and likes his job. I'm thankful for our fantastic new home. I'm thankful that my friend, who thought she had a blood clot, only has a pinched or bulging disc. I'm thankful for four healthy kids.
I'm thankful for all of the many blessings we have received recently.
Today & every day, I am thankful.

15 comments:

Karen in Texas said...

What wonderful things to be thankful for Cyndy. I'm so glad Tim wasn't with his friend that night too.

marymac said...

Thanks so much for stopping by at Pajamas and Coffee. "Putting the fun in dysfuncitonal" is one of my fave sayings- I even have it on my twitter! :) I love the concept of Thankful Thursday- so cool! I also love the pic of your 4 kids- I have 4 too so may have to steal idea! See you arund the blogosphere! :)

Heather said...

This is so wonderful, what a good idea! You are right-- You are so very lucky!

:)

Kel said...

I'm so glad both Tim and his friend are ok (even if he wasn't with him). Thoughts like that are scary and I wouldn't wish that kind of worry on anyone.
~K

Kirby3131 said...

My sisters Jeep caught fire - oh it wasn't a jeep, it was a Tracker. Anyway, she was driving down the road and poof! flames. She just pulled over and got out, thankfully.

Blessings are all around. All around.

Kristin - The Goat

Sprite, the odd dog. said...

Great thankful thursday!! You just reminded me to be thankful today...

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

That was a beautiful post. Stopping by from SITS!

mommygeekology said...

So thankful that Tim is OK. Gives me chills and tears in my eyes just thinking about what could have been. So glad everyone is OK.

cat said...

Great list! I wish my hubby could get a new job he'd like. He is so frustrated. Oh gosh yes, so glad the boys are fine.

shortmama said...

Thank goodness no one was hurt!

Trac~ said...

Stopping by from SITS to say hello! Glad your son, Tim, was not in the vehicle and that his friend wasn't hurt any more than he was.

Have a great day!

Hugs, Trac~ :O)

ElizabethSheryl said...

Thank you for posting this! I firmly believe that showing gratitude every day is important to happiness. I have a gratitude journal, but I haven't been writing in it lately, and just saying "I'm thankful for..." bring into perspective how fortunate so many of us are, and I'm glad that your sons friend was ok!

Tara R. said...

This gave me chills! I'm glad your son's friend is okay.

Erin said...

How scary! Glad to hear your son wasn't in the car as well!

Scary Mommy said...

Yikes! How scary. And how very much to be thankful for. :)