Saturday, September 30, 2017

Anniversary and Memory of Mercy...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), there's something that is important to me, today.

What is it?

It's something that happened to me, many years ago.  It's something that has never left my mind.

It's the anniversary date of when my life changed. 

It is the anniversary date of when my daughter survived without having any protection.

What was this the anniversary date of?

It was when I was driving a 44 foot long school bus, and was hit by a tractor-trailer driver.

If you read the book I wrote entitled, Love Never Fails You... you'll know what I mean.

If you haven't read Love Never Fails You... then you may want to check it out, on my Lynnie Books website:

Just so you know, I wrote about many other things, in Love Never Fails You...  Not just the collision.

However, what I want you to realize is something that many people don't know about.

You see, even though I wrote about how God saved my life, and my daughter P's life, there were many other people's lives saved.

Only a few minutes earlier, before the truck driver hit the bus I was driving, I had dropped off 53 children.

Yes, when the collision happened, He protected my daughter, P and she wasn't severely injured.

Yes, He protected me, even though I was severely injured.  And, became what people call... an injured worker.

However, there had been another school bus in the intersection.

As I was recovering from the injury, the other school bus driver had come to visit me.  She commented that I needed to be glad that the truck driver had hit my bus.


She made me realize that because the truck driver hit the bus I was driving, it slowed him down in the intersection.  And, it was good that happened.


Because if he hadn't slowed down, his truck would have crushed her school bus.  And, the 72 children on her school bus, may have been injured or killed.  Along with her.

Instead, children at the back of her bus, screamed... thinking they would be hit by the truck driver.  However, because his truck had been slowed down, he missed hitting her bus... by only inches.

When she told me about this, I wasn't just thankful that my daughter, P and I survived the collision, I was also thankful that her bus wasn't hit. 

I was thankful that so many other people weren't injured.  Or, killed.

I was thankful that God had given each and every person who was in that intersection... mercy.

Thinking of this, made me think about Psalm 107:1, "O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever."


Even at this day, when I recall being severely injured, I give thanks unto the Lord. 

He is good.  And, His mercy has helped me.  And, will endureth forever.


He has helped me deal with what happened during that collision, every day of my life.

For this, I am truly thankful.

And, always will be.

Until next time...

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