Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thank you GOD!!!

Amazingly my town seems to have a lot of people who do not understand what a red light is. They just run lights right and left. I see it EVERYDAY. I've learned to slow down and look both ways before going even if I have the green.

Well yesterday I pulled out of church and stopped at a red light. It turned green. The car facing me had it's blinker on as did I and we both hesitated. I kept thinking why is he waiting to go. For some reason I thought - "I have to be careful". About 3 seconds later Brian says what are you waiting on and I said I don't know and started to pull forward and Brian suddenly yelled STOP right as this GIGANTIC Expedition sped through a red light going at least 50. Seriously fast for this street which has a 35 mph limit. I would have gone if Brian hadn't yelled. My light had been green at least 10 seconds so it wasn't like she was running a fading yellow. The woman would have annihilated my little sebring potentially killing me and Salem (she was on my side).

I am SO mad. People need to watch what the hell they are doing. Thank you God for protecting us.

7 comments:

Charissa said...

I'm glad God was watching over you and your family.

Brenda-Ann said...

I too have noticed this phenomenon about Abilene. It is as if traffic lights and stop signs are suggestions. Yes, He was watching out for you that day.

txranger93 said...

Oh, thank God! I would have wet my pants...

I noticed the same phenomenon while I lived in Abilene, but thought it was "just me". Now that I've moved away, I hardly ever see anyone here run a red light.

I wonder what it is about Abilinians that makes them think "it's not red...it's pink!" and run right through it???

God was definitely watching out for your family, that's for sure!

glenna said...

sooo scary! thank you God for taking care of you and your sweet family! the other day I was at a newly green light and a huge bus almost ran the red light. scary stuff!

Gwen said...

I hate moments like that when you are scared to death from the what might have beens. But thankfully, God was watching out for you all!

the undomesticated wife said...

Wow, I'm so glad you had that little voice telling you to wait!

A few months ago, a family of 5 was killed on the way home from church in Plano because some man ran a stop light. He was going 90 in a 40. He later said he was speeding because he was late picking up his kid at his ex's house. *rolling my eyes* People are idiots. Seriously, nothing is THAT important that you can't wait a minute or two for the light to turn green again!!!

Shannon said...

I'm so glad that you waited... moments like that can shake you to the core.