a cautionary tale

Thursday, May 17, 2012

This past weekend while driving to Emerald Isle, North Carolina, from Raleigh we got into a small car accident.   No worries, everyone is ok, we were just a little shook up.  Thankful for insurance, and our God, who is always faithful in keeping his angels watching over us.  But I will remember this car accident for the rest of my life.  It has changed me into a different driver; a more cautious one, one that is always aware of my surroundings, and knows to be prepared for anything.

I wasn't on my phone when the accident happened, I had not been drinking, I wasn't fiddling with the radio or my ipod, I had both hands on the steering wheel, eyes focused forward, not even talking to my passenger{hubby was sleeping}, and I wasn't speeding.  But even though I was being a good, cautious driver, and doing all the right things, we still got into an accident.   What I am really trying to say is, put the phone away, don't scan through Pandora, don't drink and drive{duhhh}, don't text/tweet/facebook/instagram while driving; these are all incredibly silly distractions that can possibly cause you to have an accident.  I can't even imagine what would have happened if I had been doing any one of the wrong kinds of things...

So my sweet friends, please please be safe, defensive, & cautious drivers, its a crazy world out there.  

I actually pride myself in being a really good driver.  And that day, only hours earlier I was proclaiming how good of a driver I am.  Oh the irony.

Drive safe

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  1. AnonymousMay 18, 2012

    Katie, I was impressed to pray for your and Chris's safety going back. I am glad you both made it alright. God be with you both.

  2. I know the feeling! I was involved in an accident about a year ago, and even though the damages were minor and I wasn't injured, I was really shaken up. A drunk driver (who was driving without a license) ran into the car behind me, knocking them into me. The scariest thing of all was that the car behind me had an infant in the back seat! You never know, so it's always good to be cautious and defensive!