As I am starting this blog post, I am sitting with my laptop on my lap and my stomach is hanging over the bottom of my computer and I can't access the mouse pad very well... third pregnancy. It's like my stomach has just given up completely. I'm not quite 10 weeks along and at all times I look like I just ate an entire pizza. I actually should just eat an entire pizza. If I'm going to look like this, I might as well have fun in the process.
So we had a bit of a surprise this week. Daniel was in a car accident. He is completely fine, thank God, other than having whiplash and being sore. He was right next to the hospital, stopped at a stoplight, and a woman was texting and didn't even notice the red light and just plowed right into him without even slowing down. Both cars were totaled. We are obviously just thankful Jonah wasn't in the car and that Daniel is fine... but now apparently we have to find time to buy a new car. It's funny, because everyone that we've told about the accident has the same reaction: "Of all people, I can't believe that happened to you guys!" Even the woman who caused the wreck. While they sat for an hour and waited for the police to come, they struck up a conversation. She is a doctor and was coming to visit a patient. When Daniel told her why he was going to Riley and told her about Caleb, she started crying. She was so upset that "of all people" this happened to us. To which Daniel responded, "Why shouldn't it happen to us? It's just a car." He actually felt really sorry for her because she was clearly more upset about the situation than he was.
Well she took full responsibility and we're going to get a check in the mail and I guess we'll get that minivan a bit sooner than we expected to. It's not really a good time to be buying another car. We had planned to buy a van before the baby comes, but not before Daniel is working full-time again. He is only working half-time and getting paid half his salary, and of course I'm not able to work at all. The settlement check isn't enough to buy anything in good shape since our car was so old, but we really don't want to add another monthly payment to our life right now. We'll figure it out. I know people get upset about the idea of another "bad" thing happening to us, but it honestly hasn't bothered us in the least. In fact, it's BECAUSE of everything we've gone through that we can just kind of shrug our shoulders and say it's just a car, it's just money, God will provide and it's going to be fine. When things like this happen, I realize I really have been growing all this time and the evidence is in my ability to react to the crazy things that happen to us with calm and a peace in my heart.
Besides, if something crazy is going to happen to anyone, of course it's going to be our family! God just likes to keep us on our toes. :)