We’ve had a few dramas the past two days. We came back from visiting people in town last night and doing some shopping, and arrived on the scene of an accident involving a car that had hit two horses…. the poor horses… one was lying still, and the other was trying hard to get up…. but the poor thing, it was awful…. The car ended up in the ditch – the couple in shock. We helped direct traffic for a bit and I checked on the couple – the man said he was fine, but looked a mess, and the lady was still in the car being attended to by another lady who had stopped and had some medical training.
There were five horses, two were down on the road and the other three we managed to round up into someone’s paddock.
It was encouraging to see how many people did help out, though. We were all total strangers working together to try to help out in the pitch black of a country road. Everyone just went along their way trying to do something.
We left once the police and fire trucks arrived… and I am so thankful that the couple in the car were not badly hurt. It could have been much worse – when we first saw the state the car was in…. well, they were pretty lucky.
This afternoon I went to the doctor’s to check up on my wound – I’ve been having a bit of trouble with it. He checked it out and said there wasn’t an infection, and to keep an eye on it, so that was ok.
On the way home we got a call from a close family friend who recently fell off a ladder and broke his hip, (and whom we had just visited last night) to say that his wife had just been run over on the main street of town! My goodness… your heart sinks right down into your stomach – we couldn’t believe it. That too could have been worse…. she ended up with a broken ankle, fractured vertibrae and stitches in the back of her head… but boy, was it a fright.
She will be pleased to see that the local paper has put her down as a “50 year old woman” – ahem – she is about 10 years older than that 🙂 Dear Robyn, she will chuckle when she sees that. She is a remarkable lady. The lady that hit her came to visit her with a bunch of flowers and many apologies, worried that Robyn would be angry – but Robyn just told her that she had been worrying about her!! She is one of those people whose cup is always half full… not half empty…
One funny thing… Robyn is in the same bed in the same ward of the hospital that her husband was in three weeks ago…. 🙂
We often do wonder what God is up to. I believe there is a reason for everything, but sometimes it sure is hard to understand…. I thank Him that the couple last night are ok… and that Robyn isn’t as bad as we first thought… and I pray that tomorrow will be a drama free day….
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