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Angels Watching over Us!


We had a fantastic week in Texas with my family last week. It was a bit hectic for me since I am now working 55+ hours per week with contracted clients, but I managed to get away from my computer a couple  hours a day to have some fun.

But, as those of you who follow me on Instagram know, we were in a horrific car wreck on our drive home…and if it wasn’t for the tension rails on the divided highway we were on in Arkansas, we would not be here. None of us!

To address the rumors that already started in the comments on a previous post…

  • I was driving.
  • No there was no texting and driving.
  • Yes, our car was totaled, I just got the word on Friday.

We began to hydroplane and then a car or truck, we are not sure since they didn’t stop, hit us and sent us spinning 480 feet across the median and would have been into oncoming traffic except for the tension rails.

The wheels came off the car, the windows broke and we landed in the mud about a foot deep. And as soon as we landed, a hurricane warning came over the radio. We all walked away without a bump, a bruise or a scratch.

We were 15 miles from our hotel for the night…and I didn’t have to “come up with a positive spin,” because us all being okay…I have nothing but gratitude.

Needless to say there will be financial fall out from this wreck. Yes, the second one in just over a month…or less than a month. Both weather related. Both with me driving. Yes, I’m already getting the “you shouldn’t drive anymore” teasing.

But in the end…there were no injuries in either wreck. And for that, I am so grateful.


  • Reply Cheryl |

    Glad your family are ok. How old were the tires and how was the tread? Your insurance is going to be a dozy, do you need a car for work?

    • Reply Hope |

      Three of the tires were just over a year old, and one was just a couple of months…
      But I had just had them checked to make sure I didn’t need to buy any additional new ones.
      And thankfully, no, I do not need a car on a regular basis for work since I work from home.

  • Reply Cwaltz |

    I am happy you and the fam are oka y and that at least you were able to enjoy time with mom and dad before this happened. I hope insurance is able to give you enough that at least the car loan is finished . It sucks because you were only a year or so away from free and clear.

  • Reply T'Pol |

    Good thing that you are all OK. That’s what matters. I guess your insurance rates will sky rocket. They do not care whether it’s your fault or not in most cases. I hope yours is better than that.

    • Reply Hope |

      Yes, I’m not sure what will happen with the insurance rates. But frankly, every other thought fades when I think about what could have happened.

  • Reply Lisa |

    Oh, Hope, honey. Hugs and prayers. So happy to hear no one was hurt, you were close to your destination, and you have blessings to count! 😀 Also, what Cwaltz said ^^^.

    • Reply Hope |

      Yes, I have definitely been reminded of the blessings each time I think about the wreck. Those blessings over shadow all of the fall out.

  • Reply Stephanie |

    Sounds like a scary experience. Glad none of you were hurt in the accident.

    • Reply Hope |

      You may be right. It’s all a bit fuzzy now. But I do remember that all we could do was laugh when the siren came over the radio and we were all still sitting there. All I could say is “well, they would say for us to get out of the car and get in a ditch…we are already in a ditch.”

  • Reply Sue |

    All that matters is that everyone walked away from what could have been your worst nightmare!!! You will come back from this, I have NO doubt!!!

    • Reply Hope |

      Thank you, Sue. That is exactly how I feel as well. I have learned the last few years, that every challenge can be a lesson and I am completely open to them now. Worrying and stressing over them does not do me a lick of good.

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