One year ago today my husband was hit by a car while riding his bicycle. (Original post here.)
As you can imagine, it rocked our world.
The car traveling 55 mph, side-swiped Bill’s left side and threw him 30 feet. Amazingly, God spared his life.
It’s been quite the road of recovery for him. He still experiences physical pain from the injuries, but he’s thankful he’s still here. We all are.
For Bill to even attempt getting back on a bicycle is a great feat. He faced any sort of lingering fear head-on this summer as we rode RAGBRAI together. I couldn’t be more proud of him.
As I thanked God again this morning for sparing Bill’s life last year, I became overwhelmed in thinking of God’s faithfulness in our lives.
And yes, I will continue to tell of how faithful He is.
The four big things Bill’s accident reminded me:
1) Drivers, in general, are distracted behind the wheel. May you and I today change that. Keep your focus on the road or pull over. Do what you can to keep distractions a minimum. Please don’t text and drive. I know how easy it is to do it, but doing so could take your life or someone else’s.
2) When biking, always wear a helmet. Doing so can be a matter of life or death.
3) People are priceless. Our things are not. Why do we sometimes give our things more attention than we do the people in our lives? Our things can be replaced. Our people, and my husband, cannot.
4) Live each day to its fullest. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow. Don’t wait to do anything tomorrow that you can do today.
Even though we wish Bill’s accident would have never happened, we see how God has brought good out of the bad.
May we live this day as the true miracle it is!
Happy Sunday, my friend!
(Linking up with Counting My Blessings.)
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