Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

And Now Our Car Insurance Deductible too~oiy~

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!


Andrea said...

I am so very thankful you guys are okay. I know this is a trying time for you. I have not followed you long, but from this post I feel your stress. My sister was killed in 1989 in a car wreck at age 17. My fear with "ALL" of our kids has taken on new meaning as each of them learn to drive. They are all grown accept our youngest and so far I have been able to keep placing them at the feet of Jesus in all their comings and goings.
So many times I have cried out the same thing your daughter said, "I sure hope I can learn what I am suppose to, soon...I am not sure how much more I can take." However, HE never left me and one of my favorite verses through it all has become Isaiah 43:1-3 He has most certainly brought me through every fire without as much as a scorched hair.
May GOD bless you and meet you where you are...wrapping HIS loving arms around you and filling you with HIS perfect peace!
Blessings, andrea

bp said...

I'm so thankful all of you are safe and God had His protecting hand over you. I was encouraged by reading your post this morning.
Hope you have a great Friday and weekend.

ilovemy5kids said...

Good golly Ms. Molly! Girl, I'd love to send you a whole basket full of chocolate!!!

It WILL get better!!! It WILL!

Blessings to you dear friend! You are loved by the Creator who leaves no detail untouched!

Lana @ ilovemy5kids

Apron of the Month Club said...

Praise to God that everyone was physically unharmed. I know from experience the emotional tension that remains after a crash. My son is 16 years old and has been driving around with me in the passenger side, and I get more nervous with other drivers on the road. Take care! ~ Yoli :)

sister sheri said...

It sounds like you all were not hurt in the accident? Praise God! So glad Rachel is such a good driver... must have had a great teacher!

Erica said...

I'm so thankful you all were okay. It is amazing how the Lord walks us through our fears. He even allowed you to be there with her. Praying for you today!

Kathy S. said...

Kristi, the light of Jesus shows up in your post!

Would we be true children of God if we didn't go through times of testing like you are experiencing? What wondrous testimony is going to come out of your trials? What a wonderful God to give you the faith I see in this post. It reminds me of the Psalms when there is deep agonizing thoughts (the groping with pain and injustice and rejection...) followed by declarations: The Lord is my Hope; The Lord is my defender; The Lord is my salvation...etc.

You are becoming...precious gold...building endurance...and faith in your girls! Priceless treasures from your trials. I know you know this...it shows. :D

Much love!