Monday, December 20, 2010

~HIS PROTECTIVE HAND and Not a Scratch~

~Christmas 1982~
Brandon and his Momma

Earlier this morning after dropping my Miss K off at school my son was involved in a serious automobile accident during rush hour traffic.  We aren't sure of all the details because the crash happened very fast, but Brandon's SUV was totaled and was completely flipped over.  Miraculously he was able to unbuckle his seat belt and crawl out the hatch.  The other driver never even braked...

Do I EVEN need to tell you how grateful I am my son AND the other driver were not killed in this accident?  More and MORE I seen the protective hand of God in my life and in the lives of my children.

Just one more thing to be grateful for this year.  I'm on my knees once again this morning thanking God for His mercy and grace.

Love to you all...

This grateful Momma...

59 comments:

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness Rebecca!! What a relief that Brandon is okay, my goodness, how scary!!! So glad it turned out the way it did.
Blessings, love and hugs,
Amy

Deanna said...

Dearest Rebecca,
Thank the good Lord your son is alive and walked away from this awful accident.

Praise God,
d from homehaven

Tammy said...

Oh my words, the horror of knowing this must have just stopped your blood flowing. Thank goodness and thank GOD he is okay. You are right, the hands of God protect always! Tammy

Suzann said...

Oh Rebecca how scary that must have been for you!!! Thank God he is ok and the other driver.
You certainly have someone looking out for you and your family.
I thank God everyday my family has good health and they are safe.
I thank God every day that I have "met" some wonderful ladies here in blog world, people like you :)
Merry Christmas to you and your family
Suzann xoxoxo

cottagepinkperfection said...

OMG Rebecca! Praise God, thank you Jesus!!!! I am so glad your precious son is o.k. What would happen if we didn't have God in our lives? I know as a praying momma myself, that I continually pray a hedge of protection around my family. Praying for God's continued protection and blessings on you and your family's lives.

Love in Christ,
Marie

Denise@alloverroses said...

OMG! Rebecca I am so sorry to hear that but thankfully he is okay and the other driver also. That very thing happened to my son in his police car a few years ago. Thankfully he was able to crawl out too. Makes me cry thinking about it. Hugs to you!
Denise

Carol said...

OMG, Such a horrible way for Brandon to start his Holiday week. Praise Be To Thee that noone was seriously injured. I am sure this will be remembered as the Miracle of 2010.

Love & Hugs to your Muffin Man
Carol from
Good 'Ol Texas

NanE said...

Oh my gosh Rebecca, I'm so glad he is OK! What a scary thing to happen. Yes, the hand of God, was in control.

Grannys Attic said...

Rebecca I as so glad that Brandon and the others are OK. What a wonderful Savior we have that watches over us day and night! Blessings and Merry Christmas, Vicky

Vintage Sandy said...

So thankful for our Lord & Saviour he worked another miracle today and thankful Miss K wasn't with him. Merry Christmas

Connie said...

I pray for my kids' and grandkids' safety every single morning as I eat breakfast, sweetpea. I know that is one that I can't NOT do to keep them safe since they drive the California freeways. So far, so good! They need all the help this mother can give them.
xoxo,
Connie

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Rebecca, so glad all is well. Sounds like he was very lucky. Prayers to all.

CottageBliss said...

Oh Rebecca, what an AMAZING story!!

To see HIS mercy in action touches so deeply, doesn't it??

He is ALWAYS there for us even when we can't 'see' his mercy in action or have a totaled SUV to show as proof.

Your post became my devotion for the day. I'll be telling this over the Christmas dinner table!

Hugs,
Melissa

Anonymous said...

Oh,Rebecca! How terrible it was to read about Brandon's car accident!!But thankfully both of the drivers are well and that's the only important thing!One more Reason to celebrate our Lord on Christmas Day ^_^ Hugs,Debby from Italy

Anonymous said...

So glad Brandon is fine. Life is precious and so are our children! Blessings to you and your family this Christmas, Lisa B.

Nichole said...

So glad for you and your family. Thanks be to God :)

The Urban Chic said...

Rebecca, glad to hear no one was injured or killed. Life can take some unexpected turns in our lives and we had a very horrible accident in our small town. 4 sky divers were killed when the plane they were in crashed. I saw the accident when I passed on the I-10 and I don't know how the other 2 made it out safely, although they are in the hospital. God Bless you and your family and glad God spared them all. Love and hugs, Pat

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sweet Rebecca...

Isn't God AWESOME? I so agree... there is nothing like the power of prayer. I just listened to Joel Osteen, about a week ago, talking about the protection of God and praying for your family's care as they leave. It was a wonderful message. The SUV is easy to replace... Your sweeeeeeetest Miss K and precious son.....impossible. I'll be praying for him... those brutal collisions can sure cause some pain.

Huggies to you....! Always a MOM, right??

xoxoxo
S

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

I am so relieved to hear that Brandon is okay...someone was definitely looking out for him today :) I so hate to hear about someone being in a car accident; brings back very sad memories for me...my father was killed in a car accident 20 years ago on his way home from work. I think about him and my mother being gone..especially around the holidays.

Well, this will be an even more special and blessed Christmas for you and your family :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Ann Nichols said...

Dear Rebecca...
Oh what a great great blessing!!! I am so so thankful with you for God's loving care of your precious little boy (I know he's a man now - like my own son - but there is a part of us Mothers that always sees the little boy or girl in our children; as the photo you published today shows so beautifully!) What an extra special Christmas this will be for your family this year!!
May God's blessings always fall so beautifully around you and your family!
Merry Christmas - five days early!
Ann
PS Thank God Brandon was in a nice big SUV!
PSS Beautiful photo of the two of you in 1982!

Janet said...

Wow Gods provisions are humbleing! Im so thankful to the Lord they are ok! Bless the Lord!! xoxoxo

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Dear Rebecca... I too am so thankful your son is all right and that no one was hurt or killed... yes, God certainly was watching over him today... I tried to call you, but you are probably with your son... will call soon... much love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Jan's Blog said...

Dear Rebecca:
My heart sank, and then rose. His arms are forever around us. I feel them, and I know you feel them. You've had a great blessing. I'm so happy for you and your son and the other driver. Thanks for sharing your Christmas Miracle.

Tina Eudora said...

What a wonderful blessing you were given Rebecca! My prayers are with you and your family this evening in gratitude.
Love to all!
Tina xo

Whimsey Creations said...

Oh thank heavens he was OK. What a blessing!

Blessings from Cindy said...

Rebecca,
Thank the Lord for the safe arms that surrounded your son! That will be something you will always remember, particularly every Christmas season. What a wonderful blessing for your whole family.

Continued Blessings,
Cindy

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Praise the Lord! That is a wonderful Christmas present!

Anonymous said...

Becky--
So thankful Brandon is okay. I firmly believe God has something special for Brandon. God is so good and his Guardian Angels were watching over him. PTL
Hugs-- Mom

Susan said...

Hugs! We serve a good an awesome God!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

We have such a Wonderful, Powerful and Loving God!!!
What a blessing for all! Take care of your Son!
Merry Christmas.
Warmly,
deb

Mary said...

Dear Rebecca, I am so glad your Son is ok! and that Miss K was not in the car. I Pray every morning for my family's safety. God is so Good:)
I was stopping by to say Merry Christmas. You have already receive the most precious gift, one Mom to another..Sending Prayers for a safe, Wonderful Christmas.Sweet Hugs, Mary

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow Sweet Sis,,God continues to bless you , WOW what a story of His miracles...May our Sweet LORD cover You with blessings while you seek Him in this, His beautiful season.
Isn't it magnificent knowing He is the Reason for every Season......Hugs Dena

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Rebecca... I left you a comment hours ago, but don't see it, so maybe it did not go through... so glad your son is ok... and that God was watching over him... xoxo Julie Marie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You have just lived every parent worse nightmare!!! It is the call we dread the most. Thank you lord! What a blessed Merry Christmas!

Carol

NanaDiana said...

When I know my kids are on the road I always pray that they will be hedged by angels...I am so glad that everyone walked away. A vehicle can always be replaced..God bless- Hugs-Diana

Mary Molina said...

Rebecca....Yes, thank our God for protecting your son and the other driver. Have a most blessed Christmas with your lovely family. Mary

Bluebell said...

Oh Dear Rebecca this post made me go cold, it's what all parents dread. I am so glad that Brandon was o.k you have a wonderful faith.
Love Jillx

manu said...

OH Rebecca...i'm sure taht the good hand of God is every on our heads...every nigth, when all my parents, my sons, my husband are sleeping, i tell to God THAMK YOU for another days without problems, accidents, and i'm gratefully to our guardien Angel...God exist and he help us
Manu

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Good Tuesday morning Rebecca,
Honey I am so sorry to read about Brandon's accident, but very happy to read that he was able to walk away. Hopefully, this morning he isn't feeling banged around, but I suspect he is. I am sending healing prayers and protective prayers to you and your family.
Take care and God Bless!
Love and hugs, Laura

Jan M said...

Christmas blessings arrived early for all involved. I am so thankful for everyone's safe being. Merry Christmas!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Praise God for sparing Brandon's life, Rebecca. What a wonderful Christmas blessing that was for you all....

oxo laurie

Victorian1885 said...

Oh Rebecca I am so happy your beloved son is okay..such a scare! Take care.
Blessings to you & your Family

Wanda

CalamityJr said...

Praise God!

Rita said...

What a blessing that he was able to walk away. I'm so very grateful that he is ok. His SUV can be replaced, he can't! thankful with you! Merry Christmas!

Mary Albrethsen said...

Hugs to all of you and thanks to our Lord for blessing your family.
Mary

karen said...

So Scary . Think the Lord for pretecting him. God Bless.

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Dear Rebecca, The Lord was watching over your son and keeping him safe. I am so thankful that he is OK and was able to walk away from the vehicle. I am also thankful the second driver was unhurt. Blessings always, Maureen.

Betsy said...

Thank God for watching over your son and that he nor the other driver was hurt.
God Bless and Merry Christmas to you and your family,
Betsy

Mary B. in Texas said...

I just saw your news. Praise God he is okay! I am so thankful for him, you and your entire family! God bless all of you at this precious time of the year!
Love, Mary B.

Dolores said...

Oh my,..... so sorry to hear of the accident, but so happy that your son was not injured.
Praise God!
Merry Christmas,

Sarah said...

Really puts things in perspective, doesn't it? I mean who cares about a car when we still have our Bran, right? Gives me chills to know that the hand of God is so closely on our little family!!!

Love you so very much!!
SarahGirl

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Martha's Favorites said...

God is so good, praise His Holy Name! Hugs, Martha

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Rebecca, I am so sorry to hear about your sons accident and I am so thankful that he is okay and the Lord brought him through the accident unharmed. Cars can be replaced. Praise God for his watchful eye and protection. Blessings to you and yours this holiday season and all good wishes in the new year ahead.

Merry Christmas sweet friend with love and hugs to you from Texas,
Celestina Marie

saltbox treasures said...

So glad your son is safe.
Merry Christmas to you!
~ Julie

Nancy said...

Oh Rebecca, Now that is one Blessing of a Gift!! So relieved all is Ok. Now you have a wonderful Holiday!!
Huggs, Nancy
coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com

Carolyn said...

Oh my dear sweet friend, I am so so happy for you that your little boy (they will always be little in a mother's eye) is well and will be celebrating Christmas with you once again!! Oh I cannot imagine what a horrible scare for you! I have never received such a phone call and trying to imagine makes my eyes tear up! You are in my prayers my friend!!

Merry merry Christmas to you and your family!! It has been a full wonderful year and so many precious blessings!

Love and blessings to you!
Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Char said...

Oh Rebecca, I am sorry to hear of your son's accident but over joyed to read that he is untouched, at least on the outside. I am sure he was very scared and ever so grateful to have walked away.
We just got back from a week in Cabo so please forgive me for not checking in with a prayer and well wishes sooner than now. There are angels watching over you and yours for sure. Merry Christmas sweet one, Char

Mountain Blessings said...

Hi Rebecca, I noticed on the right hand side of your page the "love is" cartoon. I was born and raised in Anadarko, Ok and when I was in high school I used to collect those out of the Daily Oklahoman (I think that was the name of the newspaper). I have lived in AZ for the last 30yrs, and when I saw that cartoon on your page it brought back some nice memories. Thanks for sharing, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Marla

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