Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Out of control!
Well, it's official I've been out of control for a year. A year ago today Chad and I anxiously turned in our application to our adoption agency and the fun began. I think God had a funny way of marking this anniversary of him being in control (and not me) this morning as I drove to work.
So I was taking a "short cut" through a neighborhood this morning on my way to work because the light I usually make a right hand turn at was backed up about a half a mile. So sometimes when this happens I turn right into a neighborhood and avoid "waiting my turn" at the light with no turning lane. So off I go (late as usual) as a car approaches in the opposite direction. I move over a bit to stop taking my half of the middle when I hit it. A huge patch of ice. It's then I realize that one of the houses must have had a water main break or a sprinkler issue because the street from that point on is one giant sheet of black ice. I swerve and miss the car as I fishtailed. I thought it was over. I hit another patch and start to spin. Once all the way around, then twice. I am now facing oncoming traffic. It's funny all this happens so fast yet in slow motion at the same time. I tap the breaks and quickly remember I'm not suppose to do that. I don't fight it. My car finishes spinning and I realize I am in this guy's yard, like IN HIS YARD. About a foot in front of me is his mailbox. A foot behind me is a telephone pole. I have NEVER been able to parallel park, but this was THE MOST perfect parallel parking job you have ever seen. It was like a stunt driver move and the funny thing is I didn't do a darn thing. I just sat back, stunned. I would like to say I cried out to God, but that would be a lie because I was thinking a VERY bad word at the time all this was happening. (Hint: First you say it, then you do it)
So, fortunately, God pointed me out in the right direction as I was facing the opposite direction I had wanted to go and the road I should have been on the whole time was right in front of me. If only I hadn't been so darn impatient.
So on this year anniversary lessons learned:
1-God is in control
2-I am not
3-I obviously freeze under pressure so it's a good thing I'm not in control anyway.
4-Waiting (in traffic or say...for a baby) is not the worst things in the world. It sure beats spinning out of control or waiting for well, nothing.
5- It's not really a shortcut if you have to go home and change your shorts.