A fitting end

A fitting end to an emotionally draining week: Standing on the shoulder of interstate 75 during rush hour traffic in Atlanta waiting on the policeman because a big bucket-type truck has just rear ended my van.

And, oh yeah, I was crying (big surprise there).

One consolation: I think I am single handedly keeping the local body shop in business. I’m thinking they are all getting Christmas bonuses this year.

Perhaps I ought to get a plaque or something, you know, “Most Visits in a Year” or “The Loyal Customer Award” or “She Who Keeps On Coming Back Again and Again Because She Has the Worst Luck That Is If She Believed In Luck.”

Or something.


Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

15 thoughts on “A fitting end”

  1. Oh Lisa! I’m so sorry! What a cruddy thing to happen. I hope you are okay and don’t have any neck or back issues tomorrow. Since it was rush hour, hopefully that means speeds weren’t very fast.

  2. Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about your accident! A fitting end it must feel indeed. I’ll be praying for your body as well as for your van work to be swift! Maybe now you’re considered a preferred customer…? I’ll pray that the Lord reminds you wherein your joy lies. And that you get a break from the body shop soon.

  3. Point of clarification: the big bucket type truck clipped the corner of my fender, so I guess it wasn’t technically a full force rear ending. A great comfort, as the driver of the truck said that had he hit me straight on, it would have demolished my van.Additional collateral damage: He also clipped the bicycle rack.

  4. oh no, Lisa!!! So sorry!!!! I would’ve been crying too, but I hope the tears weren’t due to physical pain!!Wish I could have you over for some dark chocolate and coffee : ) I’ll be praying for you….and hope your van gets fixed soon!!!

  5. Oh, I’m sorry! That’s rotten. I pray that God will increase His grace to you the rest of the week and give you and extra dose of joy in Jesus. Be on the lookout — whether it’s large or small.

  6. Oh Lisa! I don’t know you and I haven’t commented here b4 but this just broke my heart…it also tells me that you must be doing SOMETHING that is scaring the enemy!Just know that I am praying..this verse came to mind also and when I went to look it up I really liked the message version..sorry it is so long! Colossians 1:11 (The Message) 9-12Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven’t stopped praying for you, asking God to give you wise minds and spirits attuned to his will, and so acquire a thorough understanding of the ways in which God works. We pray that you’ll live well for the Master, making him proud of you as you work hard in his orchard. As you learn more and more how God works, you will learn how to do your work. We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.

  7. I’m sorry, really sorry about this accident. But the real deal here is, you were in Atlanta and didn’t call me? Now we’ve got some issues!Praying for you, friend. At the very least you should ask to be invited to the body shop Christmas party so you can personally hand them their bonuses. With a Santa hat and everything.

  8. Oh how awful. I was rear ended this past spring. It is just so frustrating. And YOU with all that you have going on! I am so very sorry. Ever feel sometimes that when Jesus said that in this world we would have trouble that it was the biggest understatement of all time?! LOL! Hugs to you. Glad you weren’t hurt!

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