You see, today was the day Ben went to his very first wild-land fire call. (Husbands. They grow up on you so fast. One minute you're feeding 'em sweet tarts and the next you're dropping them off to go fight forest fires. Literally.) So now he's probably asleep on a mountain side, I'll see him again... sometime. No idea when, but sometime when the fire is out.
Though I really wanted to freak out, I'm not sure I've ever been so clear headed. As I started to spin, I got the impression that I should relax a bit. I'm not sure when I let off the brakes or what I did with the steering wheel, But I believe that it was exactly what I was supposed to do. With a cloud of dust that surrounded every inch of window space, I couldn't see a thing that was going on as my car spun and rolled back into a deep ditch I couldn't help but feel an overwhelming peace. At a certain moment when I was rolling backwards into a ditch I felt that at that instant I should press the brakes, so I did. My car came to a stop about 1 foot away from a mean looking metal fence, and I was safe. My car must have turned it's self off (handy safety feature). So I turned it back on and tried to drive out of the ditch. I could hear the wheels turn but I didn't move. At this point I was panic stricken, after all I was stranded in a ditch in the middle of nowhere and I couldn't find my phone (later to discover it was in the front pocket of my jacket, but it couldn't feel it over the seat belt. LAME SAUCE.) So I took a deep breath and again, I felt that I should just put it in a lower gear, and slowly try again, so I did. I got back on the highway, I was safe and my car didn't even have a scratch (at least not that I can tell. It was dark and iPods aren't exactly flood lamps.)
I believe in miracles. Maybe this was a miracle, maybe it wasn't. I know that even in a time of crisis, the Spirit of the Lord can communicate with us clearly and calmly, and that is just one way that our prayers where answered. I'm thankful that I and my car made it home safe tonight, goodness knows we couldn't stand to lose another vehicle. As I said at the beginning of this post, today was a good day.
KJV Psm. 145