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Richard Hackworth said in November 25th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Terry and you both are still in my prayers. I hope that you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Best Regards,
Richard Hackworth

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Mary said in November 25th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Hello Kristi! I am glad to hear your husband is doing well. It sounds like you have lots of supportive fans.

I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason.

What might have happened to YOU if the little guy wasn’t along for the ride? I think he may have been spared injury or worse so he could get help for you.

I find it much easier to wait for the pokey driver in front of me, because he may have been sent there to keep me from getting hit by a wreckless driver that just a few minutes ahead. Getting angry it a waste of energy any way.

Recently in our community a 16 year old boy was in a one car accident and did not survive. It was quite a shock to the community. The boy was a very popular football star. School closed early on the day of his funeral so the kids who wanted to could go. Of course, there were counselors available as well.

I work with mentally retarded teenage boys. I was discussing it with one of them. He didn’t know the boy, but he knew who he was, and the entire school was affected by the tragedy. This boy says to me, he knows the accident was the boys fault, but why did God let it happen? I told him that we as just people don’t always know why things like this happen. Possibly that boy was spared a much harder path to follow. If he had survived he would have been very disabled. Or maybe there was some other worse outcome for the boy had the accident not happened.

So even when things are hard, or even seem unbearable, I try to always consider that there is a reason for it, even though I can’t imagine what it could be.

I am grateful for my great family, and my job with the boys, and the capability to work and make a living. I look at where live and am grateful for a beautiful place to have our horses, raise our children, and have a peaceful place to just relax. And I am grateful to you for maling me think about all this stuff and realize it!

Have a great thanksgiving!

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tomr said in November 25th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

“He’s back to work” already lol
I love the guy! That’s a work ethic.
Behind every good man is a good woman pushing him lol.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Y’all have so much to be thankful for…

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Sue said in November 27th, 2008 at 5:55 am

Hi Kristi-

You are indeed a blessed and very lucky lady! (The description of your injury made me cringe…yuck!)

I’m also grateful to be alive. I fell asleep at the wheel of my van about 14 years ago. From what I was told, we took a wild ride off an overpass. Five of my kids were with me also. Thankfully, none of them was hurt except for bumps and bruises.

I though was a bit of a mess! A broken collar bone, every rib on my left side broken, a huge cut on my arm, a punctured lung and innumerable bruises. I was in the hospital for two weeks, but I survived…only a little worse for the wear.

Additionally, I’m grateful to have 7 perfectly healthy, beautiful, intelligent children and 11 (12 in March) amazing grandchildren. The Lord has been very good to me and the older I get, the more blessed I feel.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Oh, and by the way…that still, small voice is there for a reason! 😉


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Jean Mandel said in December 1st, 2008 at 4:40 pm

Kristi, wow what a scarey experience! Thank God that little boy was with you and not hurt.

I am glad to hear Terry is doing well and back at work….already!

I am being especially thankful this past week, as of 11/28/08 I am a 7 year breast cancer survivor. God has blessed us in so many ways, we just sometimes have to slow down and remember.

Have a good week!

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