Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Folk are very kind

some of the flowers that I have received.
Last Sunday I was making my way to be the guest preacher at a church, which I had only been to once before, and as I was travelling along Cranbrook Road a car came around the bend too fast lost control and came skidding over to me and hit me on the drivers side of the car. Once the car had settled I noticed that there was grey smoke in the air and, thinking that my car was on fire, managed to make my escape via the passenger door, not realizing at the time that I was having a nose bleed and that all the buttons had burst of my blouse - so I must have looked a pretty sight!!! I learnt later that the smoke was from my air bags going off.
A lovely lady passer by came rushing over - I asked her to call the police and an ambulance because I realized that whoever was driving the other car hadn't got out. Two drivers pulled up and the first driver put me in the 2nd drivers car whilst he went to see to the driver who had crashed into me. The other driver was a young lady who eventually had to be cut out of her car due to back and leg pains. I have been informed that she is OK.
Since Sunday I certainly now have a wonderful array of bruises and my foot has been strapped up, which I have been told to rest due to the swelling. BUT folk have just been so kind with their prayers, cards, flowers, visits, telephone calls, emails and texts. I know that some of those people read my blog and so I would want to say a big 'Thank You' to you all for your care and concern.
I am very fortunate that I was able to walk away from the scene, fortunate to have a fabulous family and friends who have and are looking after me. I have cancelled my external engagements for this week and am working/resting from home.


Janet said...

Oh you poor dear! I am glad that you're alright. My word, what a nasty experience.
I am sure people are paying forward your kindness to them!
Take care!

My name is Riet said...

Oh my goodness, that must have been a shock. Happy that you are alright except from the buises and such . Wonderful people are giving you flowers, You deserve them

Smilingsal said...

God kept you from serious harm; clearly that could've been much worse. I will pray that you heal quickly.

Cherdecor said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS! Judith! God's holy angels were protecting you, for sure!

I will pray for your recovery as well as the girl. May the Lord give you peace as you rest.

Gentle hugs,

Buskitten said...

Oh Judith, what a shock to read this - I'm so sorry. I do hope you will feel better soon, please look after yourself and gets lots of rest. Don't underestimate the shock, and take your time to get 'back out there'. Spending lots of time with your little pusscat will do you good, lots of cuddles! I had a car crash 2 years ago - on my way to pick up clients, and it really shook me up, so please take your time. Sending you lots of Love Judith,

Anonymous said...

Judith praise the Lord everyone is all right! I pray for your quick recovery and healing my friend. God is indeed good! Love you and get better soon my friend.

Judith said...

Thank you to everyone - I have been overwhelmed with peoples kindness and the fact that folk have phoned to say that they had prayed for me in their church etc.

Yes Liz I shall take on board your advice - had a weepy day yesterday and Karmen hasn't left my side!!

Actually I am more worried about my library books that are still in the car - don't want to have to pay a hefty fine!!! LOL

Lana said...

Judith, what a shock! I am so sorry to hear about your accident. What a blessing both you and the other driver escaped without major damages. You are in my prayers!

Just a thought. Here in the States we can renew our library books online. Is that an option for you so they won't be overdue? You sounded like me. That's exactly the sort of thing I would worry about. LOL

All the best, Lana

Judith said...

Never thought of that Lana :) I will ring the library today and see if I can.

Dawn said...

Judy, am just catching up with your bloggage - so sorry to hear about your accident.

Hopefully by now you are starting to feel a lot better.

Regards x