A miracle

Just this week, I received a wonderful story to share: a car, an 18-wheeler, an accident–and then what? I remember getting two letters once from  two different people who each recounted the same story–of a car that against all the laws of physics  passed through another so that  though they saw the faces in the other car as it shifted through their front seat, averting a crash.

For days this letter from Victoria (a stranger to me) has made me happy, and I’m glad she says I can post it. I can’t do better than quote from her letter to me.

At 17, I was diagnosed with a severe panic disorder. I had my first panic attack while driving a car, and I began to fear driving so much that having a panic attack when behind the wheel became a self-fulfilling prophecy. I went through years of therapy before learning how to deal with it. I am 41 now, and always have a small fear in the back of my mind when driving, though I know to reverse the symptoms of a panic attack if needed.

On May 20, 2016 I drove my son an hour and a half on the Interstate to meet his biological father for his weekend visitation.  The highway is very congested on Friday evenings, and that evening was no different. As I headed home, I was traveling in the left lane. The speed limit is 75, and I was going about 80.  The truck in front of me changed to the right lane, which seemed to be opening up, so I followed.  Suddenly he swerved back into the left lane, and there I was, twenty or thirty feet from a car-carrying 18-wheeler that lay sideways across the road. The left lane was jammed.

I screamed “Oh my God, oh my God!” and closed my eyes.

     What happened next is hard for me to register because realistically I only had a few seconds before I slammed into the truck, and I have at least thirty to sixty seconds of strong memory.

When I closed my eyes I saw a bright flash of light: a very quick flash.  Then I saw my accident.

I saw my rental car on fire, lying halfway underneath the 18-wheeler.   I remember saying to someone (not sure who), ” Who will take care of my children and my husband?”  I opened my eyes and found myself driving down the interstate as if nothing happened. I felt an overwhelming sense of fear and started to have a horrible panic attack. My hands and feet were already going numb. I thought of pulling over, when all of a sudden my body completely relaxed (from head to toe), and someone (but who?) told me to keep driving, that everything was going to be ok.

I drove an hour and a half home, feeling completely safe and calm. It was an amazing feeling. When I arrived home, I burst into tears and told my husband I’d had an accident. I was so confused, and struggling to take everything in and make sense of it. I still find it strange that I never looked in my rear-view mirror after the accident, and I never called my husband or parents on the ride home.

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about my experience.  I continue to puzzle: “There is no way I didn’t hit the 18-wheeler,”and “What did everyone driving near me see?” and “Why did I get the amazing opportunity—who am I—to have an interaction with God and my angels?”

What happened to me is nothing less than a miracle. I am a spiritual person and have progressed as I’ve gotten older. Since the “accident,” however, I am even more spiritually aware. Everything seems precious. I knew my calling in this life before, but now I am actively pursuing it. I am happier, calmer, more appreciative of the minor moments, as well as the obvious blessings of this life.

Wow, that was really hard to put into words, but I hope it makes sense, and you are able to understand it. I feel as if whatever made me reach out to you, is telling me to allow you to use this story in your blog, book, speaking, etc. I’m hoping that soon I will be able to tell the story as well.  If my story can offer another human security, confidence, or help in any way then I want to share it.

Victoria Collard

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3 thoughts on “A miracle

  1. Thanks, dear heart. That is very inspiring and lovely!

    Hope all is well with you and yours.

    I am moving forward to buy a B&B in Ouray CO to be the first “Living Water Retreat Center” . . . trusting that it will work out if it is God’s will.

    Also moving ahead with getting my second book published since the first one is out and I am working on the promotion package part of it. The second one will be called “The Gospel According to Saint Baby Boomer.” *grin*

    May the Lord continue to bless and keep you and everyone you love.

    Blessings and Love — Kathy

  2. Hi Sophy , What a beautiful story. I’ve had so many unexplained blessing starting with my premature birth thur meeting you my Airplane Angel ,, I now know what must be done. I am on my way to writting. I started about when I was camping and felt the need to get to my parents house right away …. To be continued..I know now I was guided by my Angels .I will be forever greatful that JetBlue had changed our seating plan to row 2 and seat 2C and seat 2D. As I was 2C (To See) My life plan. And my Dear sweet Angel Sohpy in seat 2D ( 2 Deliver ) this message for me 2C . I 2 see it as big as life now . Thank you dear Sophy As I always felt Angels but was untrained in what I felt. Until I had gotten hurt and kidney cancer. My Angels told me I had a cancer before I found out .I found in my dreams months before but my husband convinced me, no you don’t have cancer as I cried between 3am and 5 am. Angel time to visit my soul ,as you know who ( They) do daily and after I was to find out I did indeed have cancer in my kidney. After my kidney cancer was removed on On New year’s eve 12/31/12 I was so greatful to be alive . my life plan came thur to me so clear after that Angels guided us. That we both know to be true..

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