I can’t believe I’m writing this.

Kevin was involved in a motorcycle accident today. I can’t even wrap my brain around that. This all seems like one big nightmare.

Please God, wake me up.

I cried all day. I’m surprised I have any tears left. I keep thinking about how it happened. I keep thinking … I need to stop thinking.

He was on his way to meet some friends for lunch. He was approaching a bridge and the road narrowed to accommodate for that bridge. A woman, not paying attention and doing only God knows what, swerved into his lane – he had no where to maneuver, he was on a bridge.

It was a head-on collision. He went flying and witnesses say he hit a guard rail, though thankfully, he doesn’t remember that part.

But he does remember hitting the ground.

The driver took off.

Thankfully, there were witnesses that stopped and called for help. One was a youth pastor at a nearby church. He happened to be on his motorcycle and saw the whole thing. He later came by to check on Kevin at the hospital – he said he would not be riding his motorcycle any more.

A nurse also stopped to help. She prayed over him.

His pelvis is shattered. Praise God that is all that is wrong with him. Miraculously, nothing else was broken – his spine is fine, his neck is fine and other than scrapes and bruises, he’s okay.

But his pelvis is pretty messed up. Springfield doesn’t have anyone in town that can perform surgery on him. So, we’re driving up to Columbia tonight, with his parents, to be with him for the surgery.

He was in a lot of pain when we left him at the hospital.

I can’t believe I’m typing this. It feels like one of my fiction stories.

God was watching out for him today – it could have been so much worse.

I’ll try and update you in the coming days.

Please pray for us.

Friday Fun

Aloha Friday: Most Treasured Object from Childhood

Aloha! Kailani is the brain-child behind this fun Friday meme. If you feel inclined to answer my question, please post your answer in the comment section. Sound fun? Of course it does! Want to answer more questions? Hop over to An Island Life and play along!

(Please feel free to answer the question below, even if you’re not playing Aloha Friday!)

My question:

What’s your most treasured object from childhood?


Spring 2010 Photo Contest!

UPDATE: I’ve had a family emergency so I’m afraid I’m going to have to postpone the photo contest. I’m so sorry.

Winter Photo Contest by Write From Karen
Ready? Set. Shoot!


Post your picture beginning NOW to 4:00 central time April 23rd.

Show us your favorite spring photograph! But wait, it doesn’t HAVE to be a spring photograph. It can something that represents spring to you in your part of the world. Be creative, be fun – the more original the photo, the better chance you’ll have of winning!

(ADDED: You don’t have to have a blog to play! Do you post your pictures to a photo host like Flickr? Then leave us a link to one your favorite winter photos on your photo host! Everyone is invited to play!)

FACEBOOK USERS: Unless you make your profile available to the public, we won’t be able to see your photos without “friending” you. Linking to a photo on your Facebook account probably won’t work.

Here are the rules. When you have your entry posted, please insert the direct link into the Mr. Linky below. Bloggers/readers are the judges. Please vote for your favorite entry (a voting poll will appear in this post) beginning at 5:00 p.m. U.S. central time April 23rd to 11:00 a.m. U.S. central time April 28th.

The winner will be announced here (as well as emailed) shortly after 11:00 a.m. U.S. central time April 28th and will get to choose one $25 gift certificate to any of the following (winner’s choice!)

Old Navy
iTunes – (will need mailing address – U.S. addresses only)
Land’s End
Busy Bodies
Life is Good
Tiny Prints Stationery
You Can Make This
SWAK Embroidery
Pottery Barn for Kids
Pottery Barn
Marshalls (will need mailing address – U.S. addresses only)
TJ Maxx (will need mailing address – U.S. addresses only)

If you have questions, please contact Karen.

As always, many thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for permission to borrow this great idea.


(If Mr. Linky is not cooperating, please leave your link in the comment section; I’ll add it later. Thank you!)

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