The most difficult moments in life most often occur when you fear for your children and feel helpless to do anything about it. Thankfully I have not had to experience this type of event many times in my life. However, on the 6Th of March one of those fearful moments did happen.
My youngest daughter, who is attending Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, was traveling home to see her brother promenade at his junior prom (which is a HUGE event in Moab). She had only traveled about 40 miles on the interstate and it was beginning to snow quite a bit. Valerie lost control and spun off the road into the median. We aren't sure how many times she spun or what happened before she left the interstate but she entered the median going sideways, (we can tell this from the distance of the wheel path). She skidded about 200 feet before the car flipped and ended upside down.
Thankfully she always wears her seat belt. Other travelers witnessed what happened and rushed to help. She was able to get out of the car and realized that, MIRACULOUSLY, she was not injured. This is something that most often doesn't happen. It is hard to explain the anguish and fear that I felt waiting to hear her voice and know that she was OK. Of course there was a couple of days of sore muscles and fitful sleep. Thankfully she had wonderful friends around her that took great care of her until we were able to get to her.
I know that she was blessed to have survived such an event at all let alone uninjured. Valerie's spring break was this past week and she spent it at home with the family. It was so nice to have her here. I realized how much I have missed her while she has been at school. I am truly grateful to my Heavenly Father for granting us this evidence of modern day miracles
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