It’s been a wild and crazy couple of months! There were some twists and turns, but we’ve come out stronger than before. There have also been some miraculous moments during this whole process that I’d like to share with you in today’s post.
If we’re friends on Facebook, you may recall me sharing I was involved in a pretty scary car accident. Immediately I felt a ball of fire travel down my back and later settle into my neck and shoulders. Hopefully this explains my absence in this space. It feels so good to be able to sit down and write here again. Thank you to those who sent cards and flowers, those who prayed for me, to my sweet brother and sister-in-law for the meals, to my amazing hubby for the love and support, and to my incredible chiropractor. The day I walked into his office was truly a blessing that has been crucial in the journey towards healing. Charleston friends, I can’t sing the praises of Dr. Marcus Hostetler at Seacoast Chiropractic enough! I am grateful to my lovely sister for recommending I seek out a chiropractor who did more than adjustments…one that did stretching and sports therapy massage. I definitely want to keep the bigger picture/bigger plan in focus. My life was spared, and I’m so very fortunate in so many ways.
A Kairos Moment
A beautiful, divine moment in the midst of the accident also reminded me of how very loved I am. Minutes after the accident, a woman pulled over to help. She said I wouldn’t believe her, but that she’d just come from her church around the corner, where they were each given a set of challenges for the morning. The very first item on her list was to “find a woman in a silver car who needed help”. She told me she felt that I was her divine appointment…that she was sent to pray with me. She then showed me the typed piece of paper with the instructions. I was in shock from the accident, but she prayed for me and it wasn’t until later that I realized how much of a kairos moment this was for me.
I’m also thankful for being prepared in many ways for the accident. The yoga classes I’d been attending since the beginning of the year helped with my range of motion and upper body strength. I’d also been given a very strong sense for 8 months that an accident was coming. My husband knows about this, because the awareness at times leading up the accident was enough to keep me awake. Often when I’d close my eyes, I’d see flashes of the accident months before it happened. Because of this, I’d been praying against the accident for some time. I prayed that I would be the only one in the car, and that I’d be able to regain my health if I was injured. I’d been praying for the other driver and that no one would be seriously harmed.
Stretching and Growing
The accident has also stretched my sensitivity towards others who are going through challenging times. I’m more aware of how much a card, phone call or meal can mean to someone after a tough day. I’m now able to pass the love along to those around me, and hope that I can continue to do so, always aware of what an impact it can make.
There have been so many wonderful moments in the past few months to share as well. I can hardly wait to resume a writing routine on the blog. Until my next post, I’m sending you my very best.