Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Many of you have called, sent texts and emails to check in on me and see how I'm recovering. This has been much more difficult than I thought it would be. Monday I was sore, and yesterday I was a little more bruised, but today, I'm in a lot of pain. I didn't get much sleep last night-- I just couldn't get comfortable.
There have been many moments throughout the past few days when I just stop and think about how grateful I am to be alive. I really shouldn't have been able to walk away from my wreck-- especially with only bruises and burns. However, I am thankful that God was with me before and during the wreck and continues to walk by my side while I'm recovering.
Last night at Bible study, we had a big discussion about how God uses different situations in life to grab your attention. There have been many times in my life when things have happened and I didn't understand the reasoning behind it, but was able to find peace in the fact that the God I serve knows! I know that God will use this accident to get me WHERE He wants me to be and to become WHO He wants me to be and that I'll see the big picture soon.
"The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart rejoices, and I praise Him with my song." Psalm 28:7

Monday, July 27, 2009

Always wear your seatbelt!

I'm sure that by now, most of you have heard about my wreck yesterday. I was on my way to Jackson to head to Memphis for the American Idol concert. Somewhere in between Pelahatchie and Brandon, I hydroplaned and began spinning in the middle of the interstate. As I was spinning around, I knew that there was nothing I could do to make the situation any better. I remember watching everything around me and wondering when it would end, closing my eyes, and knowing that my life was about to end. After I heard and felt the airbag, I opened my eyes, and heard 4 men yelling at me to get out of the car. They helped me gather the important things and said that their girlfriends were calling 911 for me-- then they left.

As I was standing on the interstate, white dressy long linen pants on (covered in mud to my knees, mind you), no shoes, and rain blowing from every direction, I frantically made a few phone calls and help arrived soon after. I went on to the hospital in Brandon and had x-rays made on my arm, chest and foot. I left the hospital around 5:00 and headed home to rest and get pampered, of course!

I'm taking the day today to rest and clean out the items from my car. I've had so many phone calls, texts and emails and am so very thankful that I've been able to talk to each one of you. I have several big burns and scratches from the seatbelt and airbag and something is wrong with my foot, but that's all minor. The policeman said that I should be thankful that I was wearing my seatbelt because I really shouldn't have survived.

Thanks so much for all of the prayers so far, keep them coming! I'm pretty sure that I have a few long days ahead! Seatbelts really do save lives... I'm a living testimony!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

A look into my week...

I have a BUSY week planned, but before I can tell you about it, I need to show you a "happy" that my mom bought me...... some really cute Dr. Seuss notepads and stickers!!! I LOVE Dr. Seuss and I started collecting books about a year ago and I get one for pretty much every occasion. She found these at the dollar spot at Target on Thursday. Thanks mom!!

On another note... I have a NEW RIDE!!!

Haha!! I'll be driving this van for the next week transporting 4 of the Mississippi Junior Miss candidates. I love Junior Miss and have been attending for years. This year, I'll be taking the girls to and from practice each day, and to several of the night time parties. This week is going to be a lot of fun!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

They say it's your birthday!!!

Today is KELLY'S birthday!! Happy birthday girl! I hope you have had a wonderful day. I miss you and your cute little family! Give MK kisses for me!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pray for our campers!

We have arrived at Shocco Springs in Talladega, AL and we are experiencing our first full day of camp! Please keep us in your prayers this week. There are 29 of us from FBC but over 800 kids are participating in camp this week. Pray for strength and safety for the hot days ahead and pray for our kids-- pray that they will dive into God's word in a way they've never done before. Pray that they'll open their ears and hearts to hear and recieve what God has in store for them this week!!
Serious little campers!
Wild Little Monkeys!