A Small Miracle

MCayou By MCayou, 8th Feb 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2zeuhqsd/
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A recounting of a traffic event that could have been devastating. thankfully, I am still here.

Personal Experience

A Miracle – Perhaps
I was almost killed a few days ago. That would have been the worst case scenario, but every time I replay it in my mind, the magnitude of potential damage shakes me. We have been experiencing below zero temperatures and the side roads remain heavily snow-packed in our little rural world. The two lane highway, however, was clear, and so I was approaching the speed limit when I noticed a white van advancing toward me on the right down one of said side roads, traveling much too fast for the conditions.

I have always prided myself on the level of observation I innately apply to all things, so I knew that as the van approached its stop sign, it was not going to be stopping. I gauged that within seconds I would be broadsided by a vehicle still traveling at 40- 50 MPH. In an attempt to avoid the broadside, I instinctively swerved to my left, into oncoming traffic. Had a car been approaching from the opposite direction, a head-on collision would have been the result, with the van then having its say. By swerving, I did avoid the broadside, but then braced myself for what was assuredly one hell of a ride as the van could not miss my rear bumper, sending me spinning God knows where. I even recall glancing to my left to see what I was about to be propelled toward – just a snow-covered embankment – I even thought about trying to roll the window down so my head would be spared shattering it.

The impact never came. The head-on never came. This had to a miracle that allowed me to escape within inches. I was back in my lane as I glanced back to see the van split between me and the truck following me and slam into the embankment I had identified as perhaps my final conscious resting place.

The combination of adrenaline fueled panic and complete thankful relief is difficult to describe, one I do not care to replicate. Replay after replay produces more and more devastating fallout from this single, momentary event. Replay after replay also produces an enormous belief that a power greater than myself guided me through that gauntlet. Defensive driving – perhaps. A small miracle – definitely.

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Divine Intervention, Driving, Fate, Miraculous

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As a retired English teacher, I have much to say on topics from education to psychology to societal influences.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
10th Feb 2014 (#)

I believe that the Lord sent His angels to help you that day my friend ..
Many blessings
Stella

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author avatar MCayou
10th Feb 2014 (#)

Amen...and thank you.
MC

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author avatar Ron Flowers
11th Feb 2014 (#)

I believe in miracles. You surely experienced one when against all odds you survived unscathed. What else could it be but divine intervention.

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author avatar MCayou
11th Feb 2014 (#)

I am quite lucky...thanks for reading and commenting.
MC

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