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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2008, 06:49:29 PM »

Take the time to rejoice Chaz, a terrible situation like this brings out the love in all of us and a deeper appreciation of those who mean the most to us. A group hug from my family to yours...
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« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2008, 04:10:49 AM »

Thanks for sharing the story. As others have already said, it is good to hear of a non-tragic end to such a bad situation. God is indeed wonderful and merciful.

Blessings on you & yours!

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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2008, 05:28:00 AM »

Chaz,

You are very blessed to have them still with you!!! That is great that they were wearing seat belts!!! Seat belts save many lives (your family is another testimony to that!!!). So glad that they are all right.

God bless,

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« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2008, 05:50:46 AM »

Chaz - So glad to hear your family is safe. Life is so precious and can be taken so quickly.  It is in these moments that we realize what truely is important to us.

My extended family had a close call last week as well.  Last weekend my brother (age 52) was driving to work at 6:30 am. He was on the PA turnpike, in a car that I sold to him about 2 months ago.  The sun was just starting to come up, and there were some light patches of fog.  As he is driving, he sees something bouncing on the road in his lane up ahead. He couldn't tell what it was, but said it kinda looked like an empty plastic milk jug.  He changed lanes to avoid it, but it bounced over into that lane.  He hit the object at 65+mph and heard a solid "thunk".

He says the car continued to drive fine, with the exception of an error message on the dash saying he had a headlight out.  When he got to work, he walked around to the front of the car to see what damage there might be.  He could not believe what he saw! There was a 20 pound chunk of concrete wedge into the front grill!  (see photo below)   How it got on the road, he has no idea.  He doesn't recall seeing a truck ahead of him, or going underneath an overpass.

Other than the headlight, the car is 100% driveable.  No coolant leak, no oil leak, no fan noises or any other problems.

He is fortunate that the chunk did not bounce higher. He is fortunate he was not driving his Alfa Romeo. He is fortunate the air bag did not go off while he was doing 65mph.  etc. etc. etc.

To all secret family out there...  be safe folks!

Wayne

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« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2008, 06:42:13 AM »

YOUR MESSAGE ABOUT THE FAMILY AND THEIR SURVIVAL WAS TREMENDOUS!!!!!!!!   FOR ANYONE WHO HAS DOUBTED THE EXISTENCE OF YOUR GOD.......THEN LET THEM READ YOUR STORY......THANK YOU FOR REARRANGING MY FAITH........ARE YOU SURE THAT YOU ARE NOT A MISSIONARY SENT TO HELP FURTHER THE WORD OF GOD?
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« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2008, 08:18:19 AM »

What a wonderful report of you & your family experiences.

It was shocking to read the first line about what happen but thanks goodness it turn out with many blessing from the Good Lord. Praise the Lord!

Thanks goodness for the build-in safety feature in our cars & vans. It's safety equips cars & vans protection out numbers the disadvantage.

Only you Chazwood and family can experience that blessing and hugging.

Thanks so much for sharing your secret with us.

Gerald & Lynette
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« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2008, 08:25:27 AM »

It is wonderful that tragedy was avoided.  As everything else, the outcome was in Divine hands.  On a more earthly level though, since God works through the laws of physics and other sciences that He created, as well as through human beings, you should also give an atta-boy to Ralph Nader.  Before he published Unsafe At Any Speed in 1965, we pretty much blindly accepted that cars were supposed to be rolling death traps.
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« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2008, 09:55:19 AM »

Tis a good day when you get to share this kind of news.

Did you take pictures? Wouldn't want the kids to forget what can happen as a result of bad choices. . . . . Airbags & seat belts only work if they are used properly.



Interesting thing about the safety features on today's cars - in 1955 Ford offered seat belts & a collapsible steering wheel. That car didn't sell well at all because everyone wanted the Chevy that had looks (but not the safety features). Seems vanity was a powerful motivator then too.  Wink
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« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2008, 02:43:39 PM »

Hi Chaz,

We are so glad your post ended up so happy!  Wink

When i read that your wife and daughter were fine, I said to myself, that could be any of us... Thank God they are OK!

What kind of vehicle were they driving?

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« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2008, 03:03:39 PM »

so amazing to think that despite everything going on in the world, our God still steps into our lives every single day and reveals Himself :-)
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« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2008, 03:09:32 PM »

To my not-so-secret family.

You have proved to me that total strangers who are linked together through nothing but a keyboard can care. .....Can feel........ And can share in my wonder and amazement that my wife and child are OK.

When I feel like this world has gone a little crazy and that everyone looks out for only themselves I will think of you.

If I am suppose to spread my amazement at how I feel God protected my Wife and child I will gladly do so, but I feel if there was any reaching out in care and love and being missionaries......It was you all to me.

Thank you

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Chaz and family.

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« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2008, 03:13:33 PM »

She was driving a Toyota Previa. I think I'll have it crushed into a small cube and make a coffee table out of it. Just so I can keep it around Grin

We bought it new and have always loved it .....now I really love it. Grin
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« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2008, 03:20:40 PM »

I went to see the car today but it was locked up in the yard until the insurance adjuster could do his thing. Man  Shocked..... I've seen worse, but let me tell you, that car is toast.

I will try to post pictures when they release it to me.
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« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2008, 03:24:14 PM »

To the moderators, I know this is off topic so feel free to move if you want. I appreciate your patience but feel free to bounce if you want. Thanks. Grin
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« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2008, 05:29:38 PM »

Chaz Thanks for the story. It confirms my strong belief that God does indeed continue to perform miracles on a daily basis but most of us are not attentive enough to see them or recognize them when we do.  So gald that they are all right and we protected by the hand of God that day. Rod
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