It's early Monday morning, and the phone rings.
A routine call from my husband.
This morning though, it was a little different.
"Hi Honey" I said.
He asks me How I slept?
"Fine, How about you?"
He tells me he slept well and asks me "How I'm doing?"
I tell him I'm doing fine, just a little tired from the weekend.
I continue to ask him how his Monday morning is going.
He tells me he has good news and bad news.....
At this time my heart is doing a little flip flop of sorts.....
I start to think.....
...Lost his job? (he works in the automotive industry...in Michigan)
....Reduced hours? Ya never know.....we're in Michigan...
...Got in big trouble through work? Naaa, not my husband, he's a hard outstanding well-respected supervisor.
I manage to squeeze out that I want him to tell me the bad news first, (it seems a little easier to handle if I know good news is sure to follow).....
He tells me He's ok.
Oh? I say.....
He continues to tell me he got into an accident.
My heart is feeling slightly assured, he just told me he's ok.
Early on the way to work, a deer ran out in front of him and clobbered the front of our van.
We have a big van, a big heavy van.
The deer came out from the left side and took out the front left of the van.
He didn't see it coming, nor did he have time to stop after the deer came so fast.
He hit the deer hard and the deer went flying forward.
No other drivers were involved.
The van is still drivable, which is an added bonus.
For some reason we still have full insurance coverage on it...another added bonus.
Our body shop lends out loaner cars free of charge...another bonus.
My husband did not get hurt.....best bonus of all.
Every morning when he leaves for work, I'm at the door saying a prayer.....
A little prayer that goes like this....
please watch over my husband,
please get him to all of his destinations and back home safely.
The Lord indeed heard my prayer.
He answered my prayer.
Although we had a little setback today, He worked it all out.
Our van got a little bruise, but my husband did not.
Thank you Lord!!
Thank you for keeping my husband safe!