Life Verse Design

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Life Verse Design

Monday, July 14, 2008

Thank you God

I already deleted this post once, because I really didn't think I'd ever want to reread it. But after being urged by a friend to put it back on the blog, maybe someday Porter or I will want to reread it, so here we go. . .
"Last night I needed to give Trey a bath and put him to sleep, so I asked GooF to take the kids on a bike ride around the block (which they love to do). They are both really good at stopping when we say stop and staying by us. Well, last night, Porter was about 1 house in front of GooF and Ainsley, and GooF bent to pick up his water bottle he dropped and when he looked up Porter and his bike were laying behind a car and he was crying. Evidently, there was a camper and truck in the driveway and the car pulled out from behind them. Thankfully the girl driving was going SLOWLY and hit Porter just enough to knock him over and then she stopped. She felt horrible, as you can imagine. The driver couldn't see him and he couldn't see the car pulling out, but we're thanking God he only has a few scratches. Every night I pray over my little ones and every night I ask God's protection over them. Last night as soon as he got home we prayed and thanked God for watching over Porter. And thanks too to those of you who pray for us and our little ones. I layed in bed and prayed for all of our childrens' little friends last night, and it was a great reminder to me to always SLOWLY back out of my driveway. We love you Porter and are so glad that you're safe!"

OK, so now I reread it and I'm teary again. And I've been SO overprotective with the kids and cars this summer. Am not blaming anyone though. . .accidents happen so fast. . we're just glad he's safe! I'll say it again. . Thank you God


Hollie said...

Oh scary, that is so scary when something like that happens, I got teary reading the post. God was watching over Porter that's for sure! So glad he is safe and sound.

Flip-flop Mama said...

Thanks Hollie, and thanks to all you friends/family who read this and can't figure out how to comment :) I've appreciated your emails and phonecalls, Emily

Bethany said...

Our pastor recently shared a very similar story about himself as a kid. God has plans for Porter, so He kept him safe! Soooo thankful.

Anonymous said...

Wow...I am so glad to hear that your little one is ok. He must have had an angle watching over him that day!! My name is Amber and I work for a nonprofit organization called KIDS AND CARS. We work to ensure that NO children are injured in or around motor vehicles. Unfortunately,on average 50 children a week in the US end up in emergency rooms from being backed over by vehicles and two of them die. Our organization recently was successful in getting a federal bill passed that requires there be some sort of regulation on what a driver must see when backing up their vehicle (before this bill there was none). Our organization keeps a database of all incidents like the one you and your family experienced. If you would like to read more about us you can go to our website at
You can contact me at if you have any questions or comments.
Again, I am thrilled to hear that your little one is doing well.


Lara said...

Remember Mathew 6:25? "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life..." I worry about the same things with my kids, but God will protect them when they need protection. And when things do happen, He's there to hold us up when we turn to Him. What an amazing God we have!