Perspective from a life event

My wife and I traveled to Charleston for a christening of the one year old son of our nephew and his wife. As we were at breakfast before-hand, I got a call from my college student daughter. That was an immediate red flag.

She had been in an accident, but was OK. She was headed to work at her part-time job at a nearby ski resort. She said an approaching snow plow scared her and she over corrected and ran off the road, fortunately stopped by small trees.

So, everything in life becomes clear. She is unharmed and has seen the value of having good friends. We will have to deal with repairing a car and working through the insurance process. Yet, other than her pride in her red SUV which she calls “Percy,” for the lead character in “The Scarlett Pimpernel,” she is unscathed.

Life goes on. That is what is most important. Thank you, Lord.

17 thoughts on “Perspective from a life event

  1. Gosh, so glad she is ok. Something like that makes your heart skip a beat. My son lately had a little accident too but also here only a broken bumper. All is fine. So have a great rest of your Sunday, Keith.

  2. Dear Keith,

    What a shock to get news like that but all’s well that ends well. Your beautiful daughter is okay. What a relief!

    I had a shock over the holidays as well. I have a brother who suffers from dementia and who resides in a nursing home in Cincinnati, Ohio. For Christmas, I sent him a lovely basket filled with goodies from Harry & David. I received an email on a Sunday that the gift was never delivered at the address that I provided. I tried to call the phone number at his nursing facility but it wasn’t a working number. I did call the local sheriff’s office only to learn that the nursing home had been closed down. Even though I had been listed on all the forms as his next of kin, I never heard from anyone. I spent the night in a living hell. It was such a relief when I was able to talk to him after i had tracked him down the next day at his current address.

    Harry & David very graciously resent my gift for no additional charge.

    I will be traveling to visit with him shortly to make sure that I’m listed as next of kin, etc.

    But all’s well that ends well.

    Hugs, Gronda

    • Thanks Gronda. I am glad you located him safe and sound. It is disappointing when people don’t follow notification protocols. I hope your visit goes well. Keith

  3. I’m so glad your daughter wasn’t hurt. Funny, isn’t it, how it’s all relative and our perspective alters when something like that happens … suddenly things that were major an hour before are relegated to the heap of minor worries.

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