Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Since my boys were little, I have prayed for them to have good character traits and one of them is wisdom. I feel like even though he made the mistake of not properly securing his hood, he showed wisdom with his reaction to the accident. I have also prayed for things like sensibility, calmness and for them to be quick thinkers in times of trouble. I believe that God has answered my prayers with all of my sons. As mothers, I think it is very, very important to pray for our children to be men and women of character and integrity. We then need to back it up our prayers with teaching. It's also wise to pray that our kids will learn lessons from the things they go through so that they will not have to repeat their mistakes. Character is often times revealed in emergencies and I was proud that Hayden stayed calm and made good choices through his. I feel like if it was me I would have screamed and panicked and probably wrecked. I was also proud of him for going on to work instead of coming back home.
I praise God for watching over my son with these things:
It was a windy road, but the accident happened on the straight away.
There were no other cars on the road at that time.
Hayden was able to bring the Jeep to a complete and safe stop.
He was shook up, but he didn't wreck and he didn't get hurt.
His windshield cracked, but it did no break. It could have broke all the way through cutting him badly.
The accident happened about 8 miles from our home and about 6 of those miles he was in 55 mph speed zones. It was a miracle that the hood did not fly up sooner in a more dangerous section of road.
God definitely had His hand upon Hayden!
I give God the glory for protecting my son.
"For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways, in their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone." Psalm 91:11-12