Sunday, May 18, 2008

We were in a car accident

tonight on our way home from Edelweiss, it was raining really hard. The car in front of us slammed on her breaks. Chad slammed on ours and veared to the right (where there were no cars), unfortunately he still hit the right back corner of her car, which spun her and led to her getting hit full on her drivers side by another car. No one was hurt, just shook up. Jacob bumped his head, but he's ok. My van is in really bad shape. The tie rod, the strut, the stabilizer bar, the break line, the steering gear shaft, and the drive gear shaft was bent. We got towed and when the KID (he looked like he was 19) was lowering the van off the truck, he managed to rip tire/gear drive off the van completely. The kid actually was laughing. I was sobbing at that point. It's all the front drivers side corner. I took pictures at the scene of the accident of our van and Chad took a picture of the can he hit. The accident happened just past Munich/Munchen.
We rented a car to get home. We're hoping that our insurance will pay to have the van towed back here. We're not sure what's going to happen with the van, and of course Chad leaves in just a couple days.
Please pray that God will show us his plan with all of this mess. Satan is definately fighting to take control of this deployment and we will not let that happen. We've definately had issue's with the van this past year, and Chad thinks maybe it's just time to say goodbye and get a new one. I'm not sure about that, but will do what he thinks is best at this point. I just want a safe and reliable and obviously driveable van for our family. I am thankful we have our little reliable BMW, it's crowded for the kids, but it will get us safely from point a to point b.
I can say with all honesty that I'm still really shook up and in a bit of shock at all of this. We did have a good weekend in Garmish/Edelweiss. Thank you for your prayers over this as well as our impending deployment for Chad.


mikalsgrl said...

oh no Christy- how horrible!

I am sooooo very glad to know you are all okay- I can only imagine how scary it was for your family.

I am glad the trip was a good one and look forward to hearing all about that. I hope everything with the van resolves itself and you can focus on the last few days with Chad.

Again, sooooo glad you are okay.

lv2trnscrb said...

you all are in my prayers, Christy; so glad no one got hurt


bhbner2him said...

Just praising and thanking God no one was injured!!  -  Barbara

crewsfour said...

Christy what a horrible thing to have happen to you guys.  I will pray that a solution is able to be found and that insurance can handle everything.  It always seems like something bad happens right before they leave/right after they leave.  I have you in my prayers - Leene

deshelestraci said...

Oh how scary!  I'm glad you are all right.  I'm praying for you.

chat2missie said...

Thank goodness you are all okay.  The van can be replaced, your lives.....not.  Keeping you in my prayers.

nelishianatl said...

I am so glad you all are unharmed and no one at the accident was hurt.  I didn't know what I was going to read in this entry.  Very relieved.  God will show you the way about what to do regarding the van.  I just pray He make it very clear and plain and easy to see.  You all need some things to just be easy for awhile.  Again, I can't tell you how happy I am that none of you were hurt or worse.


ksgal3133 said...

I'm glad that you all are okay! Sending many prayers,

sangrialel said...

My prayers are with you and your family.  Linda

cvgflydis said...

Thank God you guys are all okay (ALL involved).

Maybe it IS time to get a new van! Gonna catch up here on the other entries.