Monday, September 24, 2007

Our Collision with a Deer

At 7am this morning Candace and I were on way to meet Michael for their pre-marital counseling class when all of a sudden a huge buck was on my windshield. All I remember is seeing the head of a deer right in front of me and looking right in it's eye and then hearing glass shatter. I stopped the car and then just starting screaming. The shock of it just brought back memories of other accidents and I felt as though I was reliving them. Candace was beside me and immediately asked if I was ok and started trying to calm me down and tell me it was ok. She was the one who had a level head throughout the whole thing. I just lost it.

Luckily, the deer did not break through the windshield, although you may be able to see from this picture that it almost did. It did kick out the passenger side window where Candace was sitting. When she turned her head to protect her face, she saw deer hooves coming in the side window. That glass went all over us. The picture below is where Candace was sitting. And we both had deer excrement all on our clothes. I even had some on my back! It must have come in through Candace's side window.

By the time we stopped and were able to get out, the deer was no where to be seen. It did leave some of it's insides on the road and hanging on the roadside fence. We are thankful that neither of us have any serious injuries. Candace has some tiny cuts on her face and arms and I have just a few. As we stood waiting for the police to arrive, we had to shake the glass off of our clothes and we could feel it come down our pants and land in our shoes. But it could have been a lot worse. Ford and Michael were both on the scene within minutes and Ford was able to drive the car back home.
This incident has made me really want to get the deer population under control around here. We need more hunters out here! We were talking to a guy at church last night and he mentioned wanting to come out to hunt. I think now I'll send him a written invitation!


Anonymous said...

So THANKFUL no one was injured! Thanks be to GOD!!!! I look forward to the day when there will be no more pain or death. No people will die; no animals will die. NO MORE DEATH! No flowers will die, not even a blade of grass will die. DEATH WILL BE DEFEATED! We have a lot to look forward to as christians. I praise God for your physical safety in this accident! Cars can be replaced.

Henry Cate said...

I'm glad you weren't heard.

MomToCherubs said...

What a blessing that everyone is safe. Praying that your nerves settle SOON too.

God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Many blessings to you and yours. I am sure the protection of God was there covering you.
May you continue such protection.
In Jesus' name....

Anonymous said...

I hesitate to post this, because you seem to have fears that someone might post something ugly or nasty on your blog due to the approval delay, but I will post anyway.

I have a question that has been bugging me since your daughter got "engaged". My question is: Why would you want your daugher to go to marriage counseling if you knew that God was all in it? I mean, if you can only know a person for 2 whatever weeks, and then KNOW that God wants you to marry this person, why bother with the counsel? I have been following your blog for some time now, and find this very interesting subject.

What if the counselor finds these two won't work out, or need more time, would you take the advice of the counselor? Would you take the advice to wait for a year? Or whatever he/she was to say to these young people? Would you pull the stops and cancel the "marriage?"

I am not a good writer, like you, but my question is why bother with the counselor? If God be for us, who can be against us? Why use man as a mediator?

I am for counseling, dont get me wrong. I truly think that it is wisdom and a good thing. But, the way this method seems to have some flaws that I do not understand, nor the intellectual faculities for.

I have several small children, and this is an issue that my wife and I have struggled with.

I am doing an anonymous thing because we see each other in church and I don't want you to feel offended.

spero meliora

aka..John Plinth

MamaLion said...

Dear "I hope for better things",

Thanks for asking great questions. I posted a long reply in a new blog post - too much for this space. I hope you will soon feel comfortable engaging in conversations like this in person. Invite your family and yourself over for dinner and we'll have some fun discussions!

Anonymous said...

That must have been very frightening! I am thankful that you and Candace were not injured. I can't help but wonder if God was sending a message about marriage counseling. Why did God allow that to happen?

MamaLion said...

I guess I'm just not the kind of person who thinks there is a sign in everything. Deer run around the country and cars drive on roads. They are bound to collide from time to time. It is just the nature of the world we live in.

If I had an accident on the way to the grocery store, I would not assume God was trying to discourage me from feeding my family. :)

Nathan L. said...

Wow! I'm glad your both ok. There are more dear around here than humans, and I think they are all going suicidal!

Heather said...

Wow, sorry to hear about your accident. So glad that you gals weren't hurt. I guess Chris had good timing about mentioning that he would like to hunt on your property HA HA! I really enjoyed chatting with all of you Sunday and hope we can come into your neck of the woods and hang out sometime :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, bless the Lord Jesus that you are both okay. That really sounds like it was so scary. Thank the Lord you are fine. Teri Fahey