This is what remains of Mickey's little '96 S-10 Chevy Pickup he bought 7 years, 6 months & 13 days ago for $2,500 !! It had 205,515 miles on it when we found it on a used car lot on September 24, 2004. I first spotted it and knew it was a "good one" when I saw the AARP sticker and a Christian Cross on it. I knew it had good owners who had taken good care of it.
So, 48,159 miles later, to a total mileage of 253,674 Mickey glanced away from the road for too brief a moment. The car 2 in front of him slowed to turn into a shopping center, on HW51, the truck in front of Mickey stopped, but Mickey didn't get his eyes back on the road quick enough and rear-ended him.
This is what Mickey's left hand looks like. Praise God no one else was hurt, and he wouldn't have been either except the casing on the airbag scraped the top layer of skin off this hand.
I was at my Monday morning woman's Bible Study when the phone rang: Judy answered it, hung up, turned the cd player we were listening to a teaching off, and said, "We need to quit. Susan, you need to go home Mickey's been in an accident." My heart sank, for a brief minute thinking it might be heart related and then she said, "Mickey's been in an auto accident and needs you to come home."
By the time I got home, the wrecker was unhooking the truck in our back yard drive-way, behind the fence gate. I took Mickey to urgent care, for what we thought were needed stitches, but the top layer of skin was scraped off and not deep enough for stitches so they treated the womb as they would a burn.
Our good friend, Mike, who does all the automobile repair work on our vehicles, came over on Wednesday to see if the truck was worth repairing but the frame is bent so it's seen it's day. Mickey is going to let Mike have the truck for the parts he can get off of it and use.
So, to the worlds view of looking at things Mickey was in a rear-end accident, but we, as God's children, know that there is no such thing as accidents but only God's will for our lives for reasons that only He knows and understands. We are grateful the truck he hit has only minor damage, and the young man he hit was not hurt, and was not even upset. We may never know the "why" but we know that God holds us in the palm of His hand always....even in rear-end accidents.