It all started in the afternoon. The school bus had gone and the children and I decided we would go for a walk to barn and maybe beyond to enjoy the gorgeous spring afternoon. I got Buddy ready in his stroller. He loves spending time outside and we were ready to go.
To get to the barn we have to walk down the road a little bit and and then up the driveway leading to it. We got to the bridge and somehow I suddenly changed my mind. "Let's turn around and go back," I said to the children. They were surprised that I decided not to take a walk after all and if they would have asked me why I don't think I could have answered them except that I all of a sudden really didn't want to any longer.
We crossed the road and started back. We heard a vehicle approaching and we all got off the road into the grass. The next instant there was the sickening horrible sound of screeching brakes, shattering glass, and twisting metal.
The sight that met my eyes when I turned around to look made my knees grow weak. A truck and a car had both been traveling the same direction but some how had a bad collision and had we not turned around, we would all be very badly hurt or even killed.
I'm so very thankful that I acted on those feelings and turned around when we did. I get to spend more time with our precious family and now more than ever I don't want to take the time I have with them for granted.