I wasn't going to post about this on my blog, but Nathan himself has it all over Facebook, and I figured most of you have already heard.........................many have asked me about it. So here it goes.......................................................................
Sat. in the wee small hours of the morning, the phone rings. Did you know that the ring of a phone has a completely different sound at that time of morning, especially when you know you have kids out there? I jolted awake, just knowing it involved Nathan. I saw his cell phone number on the caller ID so I knew he was alive. A group of friends had a going away party for a friend going to Italy for 3 months. Nathan's friend was driving his truck and they stopped at a flashing red light and then proceeded and were struck in the right drivers corner by a small car going VERY FAST!! Nathan's friend had not been drinking, and we don't know yet if the driver of the other vehicle had been or not.
As you can see, Nathan is not very happy about losing his truck. It is definitely totaled! We went to get Nathan's stuff out of it on Mon. and when we came around the corner in the lot, it took my breath away! I know God spared their lives. The impact was so hard it threw the canopy off the truck and it was about 50 feet away, the front tire was ripped off, Nathan's friend's head went through the door window, the gas tank was leaking, the police clipped the battery cables so it wouldn't explode, it was just a mess!!
I know that it could have been far worse, Nathan's friend did go to the hospital for the night and the other 3 in the truck are all very sore! God obviously has plans for their lives! I can't tell you hard I hugged Nathan when I saw him Sat. morning - standing there in one piece! Thank you Lord!