Saturday, September 7, 2013

Oh, Deer ...

Today, this happened ...

Brad and I were on the highway on our way back from a potluck at church. We're talking and I'm checking Facebook and such on my phone when I hear Brad say, "Oh my gosh!" and then within a second I see a HUGE doe running toward our car from an open field and BAM! It sounded like an explosion. Glass shattered EVERYWHERE (and I mean EVERYWHERE ... even down Brad's shirt). The deer's head went straight through the rear passenger window and its body flipped over the roof of our car. We're guessing the deer snapped its neck and died instantly. I don't think I'll ever get that image out of my head. Even though I know that we'll have to pay a bunch of money to get our car fixed (we are only covered for liability), I'm still more upset about the deer, being the animal lover that I am.
I'm still in shock and am so thankful to God for protecting us. He is SO awesome! If Brad hadn't swerved when he did, that would have been my window and I probably wouldn't be sitting here writing this right now. The officer said that he has never seen anything like this before. As you can see from the pictures, our rear passenger windows are completely gone, our window frame is bent pretty badly and our car is covered (literally, everywhere) in glass. We also have a couple of dents and scratches but we're alive and very blessed.
God is so good at reminding us that He's in control and to never take our life for granted. This life is but a vapor and we need to make sure we're living it right and for Him because we never know when our time is up.
Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. (James 4:14)
God bless,


  1. Oh my gosh, how scary! I've had one jump over the hood of my car before.. but no damage was done! I'm glad you're both ok!

  2. Eeeeek, goodness. We have deer everywhere here, it's a little nerve wracking.
    What a story, too! So thankful you guys are okay. So true about the reminder about how life is a precious gift. It's not our own, and we aren't the Master's of it. That's both humbling and a comfort. :)

  3. Oh my goodness! So glad you are OK! That would have given me a heart attack!