Thursday, 24 June 2010

My priviledge!

At 4:20am I disembarked from BA083 with over a 150 kilos of luggage... I knew I couldn't take all that stuff in a taxi even though I had taken a taxi to the airport on my way to the UK. I had called my best friend earlier to bring my car to the airport to pick me + luggage. About 100 kilos belonged to people who has sent me to help them get stuff. A normal taxi wouldn't have carried all that stuff.

At 5.20am I was done through security checks, headed towards my car, loaded the stuff and sat behind the driver's seat. It was the usual routine. Best friend picks me up from airport with my car, then I take the driving up from that point. I always find driving therapeutic. Anyway... I was going at the usual pace...we were chatting...it was misty....as we got to the motorway....my best friend screamed 'WATCH OUT' and I swerved/veered out of that lane immediately as I tried to dodge an √°lmost' stationary trailer and then the next thing I knew...I lost control, veered off the tarred road completely...and headed for a ditch...I don't know how it happened but I did not step on the brakes. It was me, the steering and my faith! The car stopped finally...tyres gone, part of the bumper gone... some electrical parts were dangling from the car...but we were all safe. No dent on the main body, not a crack on the windshield. Airbag in tact!

We were obviously shaken. It was still dark.... we tried to stop cars but no one would stop to help us. We waited until it was bright, while I called home for them to come get us. Anyway, long story short, some kind guy helped us change tyres before our people came...and i sat behind the wheel again and drove the cranky car home. ALL the way. I cried throughout yesterday when I realised the damage would cost me a bit of money...The car is almost new and the parts a bit pricey and my landlord just informed me he has upped my rent by 25% just this morning. I couldn't stop crying. I was depressed, my neck, chest and back hurt from the impact. Thank the good Lord for seat-belts.

I was watching telly today and a couple lost their only child. He tried to dodge a stationary vehicle but he lost control and it went bad... he didn't make it. So I say, I am privileged to be here today and I am eternally grateful to God. We, all 3 of us came out of the vehicle unharmed. Not a scratch. Its a big testimony and I am not taking it for granted. I feel so special and blessed. I don't know how long I will take cabs for but I am happy/lucky to be alive and well.

M'je

19 comments:

TayneMent said...

Wow! thank God oh. You are definitely priviledged, nothing else to say but that. Feel better, try to get a massage if you can.

Anonymous said...

So sorry about your accident. That must have so scary. Plus you must have already been exhausted from your trip. We thank God for your lives. Yes, it could have been much worse. The car is replaceable, but you and your friends are not. Sorry about the extra expenses though. Stay strong.

Sting said...

I'm glad you are okay. Don't worry the money is not worth your life at the end of the day and i hope it makes u feel better that i think ur landlord is a little crook. Who increases rent by 25%? :)

DiAmOnD hawk said...

such an experience would definitely shake even the strongest of us... Thank God that you are all still alive..., your work here on earth is not done!

Nutty J. said...

awww...dear. sorry for the accident...and all the expenses.

You'll be fine okay...

Its well

Tega said...

Thank God for life...material things can be uncertain

Here's wishing you speedy recovery from all the aches...As per the expenses...God will always come through babes

Fabulo-la said...

Wow. Thank God you are ok.

Hope you feel better soon
xx

T.Notes said...

wow! Thank God tho.
*warm tea n a definite massage*
pele.

LucidLilith said...

Thank God you are okay! Things will get better...just take it one day at a time.

QMoney said...

Waoh,infact u are too blessed to be stressed.i join u in thanking the lord for your life....thank God

Myne Whitman said...

You're more than privileges, you're highly favored and blessed. May the Lord continue to keep you.

2cute4u said...

Thank God for you.. Every other thing isn't son important trust me..
Stop crying and have fun..
Especially with cabs, lol..
Cheers!d

Mamuje said...

Thanks my beautiful blogsville family. Thanks for the words of encouragements. I feel blessed to know you all. God is amazing.

Amy said...

Praise God for his mercies. I am glad you came out alive!

doll said...

wow thank God

Ginger said...

Thanking God for his mercies towards you Mamuje! You're gonna be fine.

Mamuje said...

Thanks ladies. It is well.

9jaPhoenix said...

Glad you're. Rejoice in that, it coulda been much worse, much much worse. The rent and other problems would've been immaterial if you'd broken your spinal cord or sth else for that matter. You will be more than fine.

SHE said...

That you are still alive to have expenses, whether unnecessary or not, is a good thing. We thank God.

Really though, someone needs to do something about these stationary vehicles ! At times, they are not stationary, but they have no lights at all to alert other drivers to their presence!