Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Thank You and an Update

*UPDATE*
Here is a link about the accident.

Thank you for your sweet response to my last post. I told my husband not to worry. I told him I was going to call upon the wonderful bloggers that I know to pray for his tenants. And I knew you would respond because you are the most generous and wonderful people I know. And I think your prayers and good wishes are helping.

The last we heard, the father and little girl in the hospital are doing better and will probably pull through. The youngest girl was released into the care of family friends yesterday. My heart breaks when I think about that poor family.

As many of you know, nine years ago my father was killed when he was hit by a courier van while walking across the street to work. At the funeral, one of his co-workers told me something that really startled me. She said that she heard about the accident on her way to work while listening to a local Christian radio station. Evidently, the radio station had a traffic helicopter that was flying over when the accident occurred. The pilot asked listeners to pray for the victim in the accident because it didn't look good. My father's co-worker didn't find out until later that it was my father who was the victim. She told me that she knew that my father's soul was carried to heaven on the prayers of all of those listeners. It's a nice thought. I always say a prayer now when I go past an accident. You never know what a difference it might make.

4 comments:

Gary said...

I'm glad to hear that three members of the family are going to pull out. They'll need a lot of support to help them through their loss.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your dad (including your earlier post). He and the way in which you lost your dad gives you a special connection to this family. That is at least one good thing that will come from both of your losses.

Literary Feline said...

I am glad to hear that things are looking better, as much as they can under the circumstances anyway.

And what a great story your father's coworker shared for you! That must have meant a lot to you.

I too always say a prayer when I pass by an accident, and even when I see an ambulance or fire truck go by.

Purl said...

Thank you for the update. I do the same as Literary Feline.

Bookfool said...

I haven't visited for a couple of days, but I will definitely send prayers. Like Wendy, I always say a prayer for everyone involved (including the firefighters and police) when I see an accident.

I didn't know the details of your father's death. Thanks for sharing; it brought tears to my eyes. It's so hard to lose a father. I will never, ever stop missing my dad.