We have a lot to be thankful for in our house this week. Joel was in a serious car accident last Thursday. Joel's car was hit in the driver's door when another car ran a red light. The pictures below show how bad it was.
As you can see, God protected Joel. He is in a lot of pain, but nothing is broken. He had three athletes with him and they were even able to compete shortly after the accident. It will be at least 4 weeks before Joel is back to normal, but I am so grateful that he is alive and not more seriously injured. It is an emotional process to think about what might have been. I wept to see Joel hug his kids when he got home on Saturday night and it makes me realize even more how much I cherish having a partner in love and life. So, things will be slower here and look differently for the beginning of the summer than we planned, but I am so grateful for God's hand of protection over Joel and those students.