Psalms 40: 1-3
I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,
and He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the pit of dispair;
out of the mud and the mire.
He set my feet on solid ground
and steadied me as I walked along.
He has given me a new song to sing
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see what He has done and be amazed.
They will put their trust in the Lord.
This one day I wanted to play after school with a friend of mine--her name escapes me now. She lived across the 4-lane street. I asked my Mom if I could go play and she said "Ann is the patrol guard still there?". I looked -he wasn't-but my wants overtook my good sense. I told my my Mom YES. She said OK and I went out the door.
Well as I entered the street I was struck by a teenager driving a car. It struck me and knocked me 50 feet into a telephone pole. DID not run over me. My poor Mom realized what time it was and realized I had probably fibbed. Just as she reached the front door, she saw the car hit me!!!! OH MY--I can realize how she felt having had 2 children of my own.
NOW THE NOT ACCIDENTALLY part---My Mom had pulled all of my hair back into a very full pony tail that day. I had a tight permanent so there was lots of fluff and fullness in this ponytail. The doctors said this is where my head hit and took the main hit on the telephone poll. THIS IS WHAT SAVED MY LIFE, I have no doubt that my Mom had no idea why she fixed my hair this way that particular day.
I'm certain for these next few days my parents went through agony, they prayed and called out to God to save my life and not have any long term results.
I was in a coma for about 4 days they tell me. I had no long term affects from the accident. About 2 weeks after the accident My Dad became a CHRISTIAN.