To make a long story short, yesterday Mrs. fan was on her way to work. On I-285, she was behind a pickup truck that was pulling a trailer of construction supplies. A sheet of plywood flipped off the trailer, went airborne, and smashed into her windshield.
Through nothing less than divine intervention, she's 100% fine. A doctor neighbor pulled a few small slivers of glass out of her left hand. Considering the amount of glass that was all over the inside of her car, it's astonishing to say the least.
It boggles my mind that her windshield didn't completely shatter. But it didn't. It probably should have. The fact that it held together undoubtedly saved her life.
I was there when the tow truck arrived. The driver took a look at the outside, then the inside of her car. He asked how the wreck occurred, and what happened to anyone who was in the car. I pointed to my wife, who was sitting in my car & talking on her cellphone to the insurance company. He looked at me, looked at her, then looked back at me and said,
"Damn. Y'all are blessed beyond words today."
Reality slapped us in the face pretty hard yesterday with a reminder of just how quickly everything you've ever known can be turned upside down and inside out. My advice to each of you is to go find the people in your lives who mean the world to you. Put your arms around them, squeeze them tightly, and say the things you've been too busy or too distracted to say.
Then repeat it. Often.