Monday, March 11, 2013


Once upon a time....

Saturday Mr. Sam and I spent the day with his sister and her family painting their new, cute house and building a wonderful new bathroom for the kids. And then had a little party for just the adults where I partook of my first T-Bone steak, it was delicious and juicy. Afterwards we decided to head back to the Shire so that they could prepare talks on gratitude to God in all things (for ex. - through tribulations) for church the next day.

On our late night journey home we were getting off the Provo Center St. exit and a beater old truck ran a red light (we saw it at the last minute and tried to swerve away) and then T-Boned us on the driver side just behind Mr. Sam. It sent us spinning and up onto the island. The paramedics came and took us to the hospital to observe me and our baby girl in my belly - we're both fine :D His sister and brother-in-law left their talks and came to rescue us; ending up waiting in the labor and delivery waiting room for a few hours and driving us home in the wee hours.

Today, my lovely sister took us to get our rental car (provided by our insurance; thank heaven) and I got to see the car for the first time. Here are some pictures:

We're awaiting the insurance's decision about our little car and the damages. But I want to look at the amazing blessings we were given this weekend and show the gratitude that we have been filled with through our tribulation.
The car immediately behind the truck was a Deputy Sheriff who witnessed the whole thing and flipped his lights on. There were many blessings from this; being late at night there is no guarantee that we could have found a reliable witness who could state that we were not the ones at fault, we had instant help (considering I'm 40 weeks pregnant), and the other driver was cited for the accident.
Neither of us were injured in any way. The baby is healthy and fine, she was protected by my belly and the amniotic fluid she is floating around in. And it is a blessing that all of these times where I hoped to be in labor and have our little angel that she stayed in my belly where she is most safe.
We've been so amazingly blessed with an out-pouring of love from family and offers to help. We couldn't be more grateful for how this has all worked out so far.  Even though we really wish it hadn't happened, it did and we know that we were being watched out for and that our Heavenly Father loves us and knows better than we do. He has a purpose in all things.
“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”   
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings -