Thankful Thursday - My Son Walked away

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management 01490605

That is my son's car......

sleep and semis don't mix

My son, 17 had enjoyed the Senior Prom the night before.

He was driving to his girlfriends to pick up cupcakes for his sister's birthday.

The sun was in his eyes, he closed them for a second too long

and hit the big rig that was parked inches off the road.

Thankful Thursday!

He walked away, a few scratches, a bruise on his knee,

a stiff neck that did not prevent

him from playing baseball.

We are Thankful there was no passenger.

Sometimes life sneaks up, smacks you,

and you are reminded what is important.

God decided Shane was still needed here on Earth,

Angels protected him.

Comments (9)

Victor Zuniga
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties - San Diego, CA

Hello Susan,

Im glad to hear your son is ok. I always try to be thankful for the present moment. Happy Easter.  

Apr 05, 2012 04:35 AM
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

My brother got paralyzed in a crash.  You are one blessed woman and he is one blessed man.  Cherish it and learn is what he can do!!!!


Apr 05, 2012 04:38 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Oh my, I would say that someone has big plans for that boy. Wow, he is blessed, you are blessed, wow again. You just never know what life has in store for you, in just an instant things change forever.

I am so glad he walked away from that.

Apr 05, 2012 04:53 AM
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

Praise God for His miracles.  And for His guardian angels.

Apr 05, 2012 05:37 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Blessings come in many ways and many times at just the right time.

Apr 05, 2012 08:13 AM
Dale Bledsoe
Crown Key Realty - Tracy, CA
Realtor in Tracy, California

Susan, you have done a lot of good things for a lot of people, myself included. I am thankful that Shane wasn't hurt and this time God made sure something very good was done for you and all of your family. In the words of the great but lesser known philosopher Tim Campbell, "hey, it's only metal". In this case it was only metal that got hurt and Shane saw his own life be a part of a miracle.

Apr 06, 2012 03:40 AM
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Susan,


That is a dramatic photo.

God was watching out for him


Apr 06, 2012 09:23 PM
Susan Goulding
Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management - Tracy, CA
Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate

Victor-- yes we are all thankful he was ok

Larry - so sorry to hear about your brother

Andrea- that's what I've told him.... THere are big plans in store for him

Jeanne & Ralph - yes GOD has plans for him, not sure what they are, but they are something big.

William - you are so right and this was a blessing

Dale - thank you, you're a good friend who keeps me inspired

Phil - The photos was easy to take, since the entire scene was so dramatic

Apr 10, 2012 03:14 PM
Ron Cooks
The Real Estate Marketplace - Killeen, TX
Texas Real Estate, Ft Hood/Killeen Homes for Sale

God is Good!  My prayers to Shane will be that God continues to watch over him.

Apr 10, 2012 04:11 PM