Do you ever have one of those days....a day where you just want to crawl under the covers and just stay there? I think I'm having one of those years. It has definitely been a year like no other.
Today my daughter was in a car accident...I know....all of this is almost unbelievable, isn't it? Thankfully, I was in the car with her. The girls and I were on our way to work the JV football game concession stand when an elderly man decided to make a right turn into our local Sonic from the inside line. I guess using the outside lane to make a right turn would have been too easy.
Guess who was in the right, outside lane? Yes, that would be us. No one was injured and that is a blessing but the guy was a bit crotchety...he even argued with the policeman. I hated the whole thing for several reason but mostly for Rachel's sake. She really is a good driver. She slammed on her breaks and tried to avoid the other driver as if she had been driving for several years...and now she is a bit afraid to drive again.
I keep thanking the Lord for His protection over us, but especially His protection over Rachel. With her Chiari malformation, we have often agonized over the "what if" she had a car accident. Our "what ifs" were met by the Great I Am tonight who once again proved Himself faithful.
I just tucked my girls into bed a few minutes ago. Rachel said, "I don't know what we are suppose to be learning this year, but I hope we go ahead and learn it quickly!" She has heard me say that before but I think I am finding my answer: He is enough and He is faithful. I've known that my entire life, but I have never known it as in depth as I seem to be knowing it this year.
But, some days I just want to crawl under the covers and stay there for a while...and hear Him sing over me, "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases
His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning,
Great is Thy faithfulness, O Lord. Great is Thy faithfulness." (words by Edith McNeil). New mercies every morning....praise You, Father!