Crunched Cars

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The boy was digging through his extensive collection of matchbox cars this morning and came across two crushed autos. When he showed me the mangled toys, it brought back a flood of memories.

The hubby was in a horrible accident four-and-a-half years ago. It happened at a little after 6:00 on a rainy January morning. A man, on his way home from working the night shift, ran a red light going 60 mph.

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The hubby's car was completely crushed, except for the spot where he was sitting. Surprisingly, he walked away from the accident with a few minor cuts and one heck of a bruised torso thanks to his seat belt. It was one of those "it-clearly-wasn't-your-time-to-go" kind-of moments.

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A few days later, I heard a lot of racket on the back patio. Our boy, who was three-years-old at the time, was really into playing with matchbox cars. He had somehow managed to sneak a hammer outside and was beating the snot out of a few cars. 

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When I asked him what in the world he was doing, his reply was, "I wanted to play car wreck like Dad, so I'm crushing some cars." I quickly took the hammer away before a smashed finger was added to the carnage. He happily played "car wreck" for several months.

The boy and I had a good chuckle as we took our stroll down memory lane. We also talked about how glad we were that God spared the hubby's life that day. It was a good reminder to be thankful for each and every day. They are truly a gift.

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Ms. Mama said... Best Blogger Tips

Great story, and fantastic for the walk away. This reminds me of a story a college friend told me years ago.

He was smashing cars in the garage, when his father walked in and said, "Wastefulness is a very bad thing."
But it appears that in your case, the wrecked cars were not wasted!

mshike said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm glad that your hubby walked away from the car crash! Those pictures!!

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