Friday, March 23, 2012

isn't it ironic...don't you think?

We got back to Dallas last Friday night.  We were tired...very tired!  And we had about a 2 hour drive ahead of us to get home.  sooooo ready for our own beds.  By the time we got to our car, it was 11:00.  We decided we could make it home because those beds were calling us.  At 11:15 a pickup truck swerved into our lane, hit us, and sped off into the night.  Thanks to God's protection and John's great driving, we didn't hit the wall on our right or the other car to our left.  We pulled over, called 911, and waited 45 minutes for the police to get there. 

We stared at each other, laughed a little bit, and prayed and thanked God!!  Here's the front of John's car.  I just thought it was a little ironic that we made it safely to the other side of the world and back and then had a wreck as soon as we were "home."  Reminding me once again that we are safest right where God wants us.  We could die any day/anywhere...and I want this life to matter...investing in my husband, my kids, my friends, my neighbors, the people around me who need hope and healing and Life!

And in other good news, the insurance company called John yesterday and told him that they were going to classify the accident as an uninsured motorist accident, so our deductible will only be $250 instead of $1000.  $250 never sounded so good!  :-)

I'm pretty overwhelmed and tired this week.  I'd really appreciate your prayers as our time here in Waco is getting really short, and we have lots of steps to do.  I'm sad to leave Waco.  It has been an incredibly special season of our lives.  Recently, God gave me this verse...

Psalm 126:6
He who goes out weeping
carrying seed to sow
will return with songs of joy
carrying sheaves with him.

I just love that.  Because there are really fun parts about going out.  But there are also really hard parts.  It helped so much to go see our new home and friends, but it's still hard to leave here and then leave Atlanta again.  But there's a promise...a harvest...songs of joy. 

p.s.  the precious photo of catie's hands is by my amazingly talented friend, Jodi Zorzi!


  1. Thankful for God's protection...I understand the mixture of joy and sadness...

    Love you guys!

  2. Pondering your words "I'm sad to leave Waco. It has been an incredibly special season in our lives". A span of time helps (me) with perspective - perhaps seeing the results of steps of faith. I remember your leaving Atlanta for Waco - my surrender, tears and sadness. And yet now I read and have seen many ways that this was "worth it"! Thank you for living your faith - it increases mine. Love, Mom

  3. You have an awesome promise in that verse you shared above. It is beautiful-- for there will be weeping, but so many seeds to sow in all that you have learned over the years. You'll come back carrying harvest.
    Love it!
    AND, that photo ROCKS!


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