It wasn't my time.

In addition to everything that's happened in the past month or so, this afternoon, I was in a pretty rough car accident.  I was waiting to turn left at a green arrow.  My light turned green, I proceeded to turn, but another driver ran the red and drove straight into my driver's side door at around 50mph.  I then hit another vehicle that was also turning on the green arrow (but from the other side of the street).  It was so scary, and everything was in slow motion, but not slow enough that I could change anything while it was occurring. 

I am ok, sore, scraped, a tiny bit bloodied, but I am ok.  I lost my new glasses in the accident (I finally saw an eye doctor and got glasses after waiting forever and a day to get vision coverage, and I have my first pair less than a WEEK and they're gone! Oy.) and I'm certain I've lost my wonderful car, as she looks quite totaled.  It really does break my heart.  She was an amazing car and I pray I will be able to replace her with one just like her!  (Yes, my car is/was a girl, and her name was Rory, ok? lol) 

Thing is, not only was my car (a 2006 Toyota Prius) a great car, a huge money saver, and a comfy ride- but she SAVED MY LIFE guys.  God and my car SAVED ME today.

I can't even wrap my head around everything that's happened in the past several weeks- and maybe it's best I not try, because quite honestly, I don't want to know how I really feel about it all.  After being spared from potentially life threatening circumstances TWICE in as many weeks- I only want to focus on what I do have and be grateful for all that is good. 

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt



  1. Oh my, glad you are safe! Poor Rory, but what a moment for her to do what she had to do...protect her owner. =)

    But seriously, I haven't commented much on your last posts, but I want you to know that I've been praying for you so much this summer. I just can't even imagine how you feel, having one thing after another happen. It much just feel like by now you are down on the ground, getting kicked, and that is just not fun at all.

    But through it all, even at your hardest moments, you are such an encouragement to others. I think, for those of us watching your life from afar, we are amazed and in awe of the fact that no matter what is thrown your way, you have made it through, kept a positive mindset, and trusted God! What an example!

    You're truly an amazing woman, Natali! I'll continue to pray for you, and pray that the end of 2011 will be full of GOOD things!!

  2. GIRL. I don't even know what to say right now. I love you and I'm SO glad you're safe!

  3. I've been reading your blog for some time but have never commented before. I am glad you are ok. Accidents are so scary. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


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