Thursday, September 23, 2010

Almost

It was almost a good day yesterday. You know the sort? I'm certain that the universe was playing with me just a little bit. Perhaps a little fun at my expense. I'm happy to laugh about it all today. After all, that's pretty much all you can do. Well, that and say thank you. The big sort of thank you.

I was almost in an accident. It wasn't my fault- or wouldn't have been- but somehow that never seems to matter. An oncoming car ran off the road and then over corrected. She was coming straight for me. I braced. I flashed back to this. She came within inches- almost.

I'm always amazed how clear you can think in those flashes of panic. First applying the brakes and then hitting the gas to escape. I think it's a moment of prayer. It's not the bow your head, clasp your hands sort of prayer. It's a silent conversation with God. Show me the way. And if it weren't for such amazing gratitude and reflection- you'd almost miss that moment. Of course I had to stop shaking first.

And I had almost made it home last night when it almost happened again. Another car wavered.

See- I told you the universe was playing with me just a little bit.

It almost makes sense that I woke up yesterday morning thinking about my truck tires. Weird. I thought maybe I was destined for a flat. When you get a new truck those sort of thoughts creep into your head. They do. I was almost ready to drive something else.

But I almost believe it was a sign. Or a premonition- I get those.

Vintage Handkerchief

And I'm almost certain that I have a guardian angel. And I know her name is Della. She was with me yesterday, too. Thank you, Grandma.

14 comments:

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

phew! glad everything came out ok and that though you *almost* had a bad day, you came home safe and sound!

traci said...

scary. glad you are ok and that everything went your way at the right time.

Serendipity Woman said...

Narrow escapes are sure enuf scary, but they are escapes.
Thanks to those guardian angels.
glenda

Cheyenne said...

I'm glad you are okay! Thankful for guardian angels!

Low Tide High Style said...

I'm so sorry you had such a nerve wracking day, and so happy you are alright! I am like you and get that little voice that tells me something, and I learned a long time ago that I better listen up!

I'm so glad you have your grandma watching over you!

I hope today goes much better!

Kat :)

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Your angel was definitely with you! Glad you're safe:)

Denise said...

God is very good to go before us, AND to go behind us... in ALL our moments.

marge said...

glad you made it home safely. i bet you have a few gray hairs now! ;) whew!

Theresa said...

Gaurdian Angels are all around us, glad yours was keeping watch!

Have a peaceful evening and many hugs!

Country Girl said...

You do have a guardian angel. I'm sure of it.

luciwallis said...

Oh I have premonitions to, WOW what a day glad your okay~ Love your blog
Bristol

marĂ­a cecilia said...

Hola, I have loved your blog, your vintage treasures, the way you dress, etc... everything so lovely here!!!
greetings from Chile,
maria cecilia

My name is Gayle said...

I'm so thankful you're safe. I witnessed a nasty accident last week and I'm back to 'seatbelt' at all times even on my country roads.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

...made me cry...you have a way of taking me along with you....thank God you are safe..and thanks to your Grandma..
Mona