Miracle on I-10

by The Red Recruiter on December 28, 2009

Driving along I-10 in New Mexico at 4:30 AM on December 20th, I was witness to something scary.  A car spinning out of control and flipping off the main highway onto the side access road… eventually landing on its roof.

If you’ve never seen a car flip, it’s quite a sight… especially when it’s not happening on purpose.

As I stopped our vehicle on the shoulder, I turned to Kelly Mitton and asked her to wait behind.  Having personally encountered tragedy after an automobile accident in the past, I wasn’t sure what I was about to see.  It’s a scary moment.

Probability

The probability was that a car traveling at over 70 mph, spinning out of control and eventually flipping to a halt on a road 40 feet away would result in death.  I asked Kelly to wait behind because the probabilities in my head calculated a bad result.

Miracle

As I ran up to the car expecting the worst, I quickly noticed movement – a sign of life.  In rapid succession, a Father, Mother and a 1 1/2 year old baby boy emerged from the vehicle… nearly unscathed.  The baby was smiling.

The End Result

Some might consider it a karmic payback of sorts… others may depend on the science and probabilities.  Call it what you will… I call it a Christmas Miracle!

As the Holidays come to a close and we move into 2010, just remember to be grateful.  Life might not always be perfect, but you are alive and you have the opportunity to live a miracle every single day!

P.S. The picture didn’t turn out very well… but, it is of the flipped car.


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  • http://www.junglejeff.net/ jeff noel

    Wow. Michael, I've bookmarked your blog read your blog occasionally, and always enjoy what you write. Since I'm not looking for a job, nor engage in recruiting, I visit mostly to see how you engage your readers.

    The blog post, some time ago, about your separation, and now this one, help me see you as a real person. A seriously real person. This is pure gold, my friend.

    Hope to do the same when I write.

  • http://theredrecruiter.com theredrecruiter

    Jeff – I appreciate your note! I'm about as “real” as they come… flesh, blood, feelings, etc… 😉

    Thank you for popping in now and again to see what's going on!

    Have a great New Years!!!

    M

  • http://theredrecruiter.com theredrecruiter

    Jeff – I appreciate your note! I'm about as “real” as they come… flesh, blood, feelings, etc… 😉

    Thank you for popping in now and again to see what's going on!

    Have a great New Years!!!

    M

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