Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Road Home

Here, we sit this Saturday morning on Interstate 65, in Southwestern Kentucky. It looks like a parking lot and we haven't moved an inch in over an hour!

People, are now gathering outside their cars. Nearby, children are playing hopscotch on the highway, to pass the time. According to a nearby trucker, there has been a car accident just around the bend. Ahead of us lies the unknown. Has someone lost a loved one? Is someone suffering? Rescue vehicles have just passed by...Oh, Lord I will not complain. I will pray.

As I look around, I see, Red Buds in bloom. Butterflies, flutter past, as we wait on this beautiful sunny day. My camera always with me, we take photo's of the scenes around us. People are good, kind and friendly. Strangers...but today we become neighbors, with much in common. Some of us, eager to be home. Yet, none complaining...we will get there, much later than expected. But, we will get there.

Blessed to be alive and whole, our families waiting. Thankful, that God placed us on this road...because I see Jesus here.

I wrote this as we waited and after about 2 hours, we were on our way. This Cherry tree in full bloom welcomed us home...along with hugs from the Grandbabies and Pizza from Kell.


Louise said...

Welcome Home! So very thankful you've arrived safely.

Pat said...

I always pray for you when you travel, I'm so glad to hear you are home and in the arms of your family who love you so much.
My heart always aches when I see an accident and I pray for all involved.

Just Breathe said...

I agree with you, pray for the ones who may have been hurt. My husband drives me crazy when this happens. He has NO patience! He will say it deserves them right for making us wait in this traffic because of their stupid error.
He boils my blood sometimes!

Constance said...

I find myself in a similar attitude of prayer when we've been bogged down in traffic. Thinking of someone losing their life keeps me from grumbling about the inconviences.

Last year on I-44, the section of NE Oklahoma and SW Missouri, a drive which we've made hundreds of times, a semi plowed into cars that were stopped, b/c of an accident ahead. The authorities say he ran over them w/o slowing down, 13 people lost their lives! We traveled to St Louis a week later and as we went past the spot, it just made me weep!

Keeps it in perspective!

Mrs. Mac said...

One just never knows what is around the bend in the road ... praying through the emergency was so wise. Your spring and family welcome home is worth a thousand words .. or more.

In His grip ... hugs,

Samantha said...

So glad you made it home safe and sound !
Blessings to you my sweet friend !

Margie said...

welcome home!!