Thursday Sept 22- I got my licence
Friday Sept 23- My birthday; I drive to school and a football game
Saturday Sept 24- I drove to get a phone
Monday Sept 26- I drove to school w/ no problems
Tuesday Sept 27- I ran a red light and hit a truck.
I was on a different route than I had been taking and I didnt even see that the light was red at all.
My parents are all mad at me, and I am mad at myself too, but it could have been so much worse.
Listen to all these thing which went right:
- I almost forgot my glasses but ran back to get them.
- I had gotten the real ID in the mail so the first thing the policeman saw wasnt that I had my licence for less than 2 weeks
- Everyone was safe (me, my sister, the other person).
- The man I hit was very understanding even though his truck had to be towed.
- The cars can be fixed.
- I was able to drive to school.
- We got to school okay and on time.
- The policeman was helpful and patient.
- I didnt get a ticket even though it was my fault.
- There were no cars for several minutes at all. Once the policeman arrived, it was bumper to bumper traffic but all the cars disappeared for several minutes, I had time to parallel park and breathe without any audience or noise. I really cant handle noise, and God gave me a few moments of quiet on Main Street, of all roads.
- I had a phone to call my parents. I literally just got my phone on Saturday and I am so glad that I had it. A few days earlier, and I wouldn't have had a way to call anyone.
I think my first thought was "Thank you God" just because so many things were could have been worse. God said its okay, I have your back.
It was a sense of things can be unexpected, things go wrong, but God still cares. He still there if we want to run into his open arms.
Lately I have been thinking that things happen to give us a chance to grow closer to God. When everything has gone wrong, we learn to rely on God the most. No matter what happens, he hasnt changed and he still loves us, type of thing.
And this is something where I think God has a plan through it.
If I could do it again would I want to drive through that light? Absolutely not. But maybe through it, God was saying not to freak out. Like, in the next months I will be picking a college and through lots of stressful tests and days.
And it was like God was saying: Okay, you messed up. You "fell", but you know what? I caught you.
Sometimes things happen that don't make any sense at all.... "Ahem, just one moment of your time, God. this doesnt feel like love" we say and I dont mean to undermine the pain "in the valley."
I just meant to say that every time, it seems like God has walked with me through it. Though this accident and everything else.
Thank you God.