If someone had ever asked me to guess what was the last thing on earth I would see- I never would have guessed a red metal ladder heading straight towards my front car windshield !
I was on Interstate 526 yesterday taking Ben to meet his son, Lee, at an assisted living facility on Daniel Island we were going to tour.
A pick-up truck with a company logo on the sides was right in front of us. Ben and I were talking and I was doing my best to build Ben’s spirits up as to how wonderful this place was… and believe me it was!
Suddenly a red metal ladder in the back of the pick -up truck became airborne flying higher and higher. I felt like I was frozen in time. Everything slowed down as Ben and I watched the end of the ladder projecting straight towards us.
I remember saying… ” I think this is it Ben” and he responding with “Yep!”
There was no way to try pulling over to the other lane because traffic was bumper to bumper and as other cars passing me began witnessing what was happening they started blowing their horns and screaming at the truck driver!
At the very last second I went to cover my face from the certain crash and splintering of the windshield…the back end of the ladder was suddenly thrust down and the ladder capitulated over to the side lane barrier and down an embankment sparing other lives.
As I exited onto Daniel Island I slowed down-my whole body shaking and pulled over as two cars behind me slowed down and rolled down their windows -one man screamed how lucky I was while the passenger in the second car made a prayer hand formation and pointed at Ben and me.
Talk about a prayer of Thanksgiving …. all I was certain of was that God wasn’t through with me or Ben yet! And I reminded Ben of it!
I looked at Ben dazed in his seat and said ” It’s just not out time yet Ben… we are just changing course! ”
So until tomorrow… Believe in angels…you have your very own…because you are God’s special child….you will never be alone.
” Today is my favorite day.” Winnie the Pooh
Maybe the torn red blurry bloom of my hisbiscius was a warning wink of what was to come this morning!