Tuesday, May 13, 2008

It's been almost 10 years...

When I was a freshman at Texas A&M I was in a terrible car accident. I rolled my Ford Explorer three times on Hwy 21, near Dime Box, Texas. Three years later we realized it was the result of a faulty Firestone tire. On that sunny Sunday in October my life was spared by the grace of God because I had not yet surrendered my life to Christ. I still get chills thinking about how much my God loves me...even when I was still a sinner (Romans 5:8). He was giving me a second chance to come to Him...and I am so thankful. Before I was taken to Austin in the helicopter, three fellow Aggies drove up on the accident. Danny, Chad, and Darsey comforted me until help arrived. It amazes me that complete strangers would care enough to stop, get me out of the mangled vehicle, and wait around to make sure I was okay. Aggies taking care of Aggies. You gotta love it!!! I amazed all the doctors in the ER...no head trauma! I was given 150 staples in my head and sent home the same day. I did lose most of my hair on the left side and had a really hard time completing my first semester at A&M. Danny, Darsey and Chad came to see me after I was released from the hospital and told me that after they got me out of the car I kept telling them, as I was going into shock, that I was a member of the Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2002. Now you just try and tell me that I don't bleed maroon. Whoop!!! I kept in touch with all three of them for the remainder of my freshman year, but we eventually lost touch. I think about them every Christmas when I hang an ornament filled with ashes from the last Aggie Bonfire on my tree that Danny gave me. Out of the blue on Saturday, I received an email from Jessica White, Danny's wife...whom I have never met. Come to find out she is a friend of my SIL, Charla. Jessica gave me the link to their blog and I enjoyed getting to catch up on their family. From their blog I also linked up to Chad and Darsey's blog. It has been a blessing being able to "reunite" with them over the Internet. They are beautiful people...and they now have two beautiful kiddos between the two of them.

8 comments:

Nicole Friedel said...

Dawn, It's such a small world! I know Danny, Chad, and Darsey too! Danny and Chad were actually good friends of my brother; they lived together at one point in College Station. I'm thankful that they were there to pull you out, and I'm so glad that you are one of my sisters in Christ.
Love you! Nicole

a cowgirl at heart said...

Gotta love the blogging network! It amazes me all the time. It reminds me daily that we are all connected as humans children of our heavenly Father.

Erin Homann said...

Dawn--that's amazing! What a great story! It was great to hear from you. Your boys are gorgeous, and I'm glad y'all are doing so well. Tell Ronnie hi for me. Saw Chad at Justin's wedding. He is hilarious! Hope to see you sometime....

Stephanie said...

I really love this bloggin' thing...that is really cool... I am so glad that you came out of the accident ok...because I feel truly blessed to have met you and have you in my life....hope to see you soon...steph

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday to you...steph

The White Family said...

I remember this like it was yesterday, and every time I pass that spot, I think of it. I am lucky to have met you, and grew to be friends that year, even if it wasn't through the best of circumstances.

TREY MORGAN said...

Happy Birthday Dawn!!!

darsey03 said...

Oh my Word, Dawn...I just read your blog and I have tears streaming down my face. Praise God for blogging! I am so glad you found us. I have often thought of you and I am so glad that God made that divine appointment that day. You faith is so inspiring and convicting. Chad and I gave our lives to the Lord about 4 years ago. His grace and mercy truely amazes me everyday. Here is our email: bartlings2003@yahoo.com

Let's definitely keep in touch! It is a little easier to correspond than leaving blog comments. Looking forward to it!

Much love in Christ,
Darsey

 

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