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.
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.
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.