Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I had to go to London today to get all of our personal effects from the smashed van. All I can say is Wow...

The van was smashed. It didn't roll sideways. It went into the ditch backwards then somehow turned and flipped over back to front. The back of the van did all the flying, Daniel said.

If anyone had been in the passenger seats, they would have had their heads crushed.

Elena had wrenches flying about her; a glass jar of applesauce hit the windshield by her head. A glass jar of jam shattered on the window beside her face.

And yet, no injuries.

The VERY heavy pressure-washer stayed put, because Daniel learned the hard way that if it tips over, there are problems. He, responsible young man that he is, strapped the pressure washer to the frame. It stayed put. PTL!

We went to the crash site to have a look. All along the road there were fenceposts and telephone poles, except for where the accident occured. Just 400 feet before the crash site, there was an extremely steep ditch... and even though there was a good sized ditch where it all happened, there was lots of snow to cushion the van and lessen the impact.

I am truly, truly thankful. My kids are okay.


  1. So...

    Did you take any pictures??

    I'm SO GLAD that the pressure-washer was strapped in. I shudder to think what could have happened if it wasn't.

  2. Praise God for His great mercy and care. I know He is in control and refining through it all. I am awed and praising Him for His providential care over your children. I love you, Janet. You all will continue to be in my prayers.

  3. Heather took pictures, Adeena, but needs to get new batteries to download them. I'll get Dan to post them once they're downloaded.

    Beth, thanks!! It's so nice to be loved and cared for by a sister in the Lord. Thanks for remembering us in your prayers.

  4. All the little things add up to prove just how awesome God is.

    Was God sovereign over that jar of applesauce? You can bet your socks He was.

  5. Wow...there is no doubt that God was right there managing the whole event!


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