4 Accidents and a ..... (pt1) - A Dose of Encouragement

Fred and I started going together 

            ..... when we were 16.

We went to different schools;  his an all boys Grammar School and mine an all girls Grammar School.  The two schools were located quite close together but not a lot of contact was made between the two (professionally).

However that year both schools offered their A level Mathematics students the opportunity to do a computer course at the City's Technical College each Tuesday afternoon and both of us took up the offer.

That meant we were able to see each other at the course and also to spend some time together after it.

Now Fred got a motorbike as soon as he was old enough and he started using it to go back and forward to school each day so he took me home on it after school.

My school uniform included a blue pleated skirt in which I could do a beautiful twirl and have the skirt fan out but as cute as that might have been (not true really) it was not the most suitable attire for riding on the back of a motorbike.

 Okay the obvious thing was to change into a pair of trousers on leaving school so that I could ride on the bike.

                                           No way was that allowed.  

Our school had a strict rule that when seen anywhere out of school we must be wearing the FULL school uniform and not just part and of course to go to the Tech we had to be in uniform as it was still part of the school day.

           Yes and full school uniform also meant a grey beret!!!

So for a few days I had been on the bike in my skirt trying to keep it tucked in around me and not bellowing up in the air, but having got fed up with that I decided that I would put on a pair of trousers over my skirt to travel to the Tech and home afterwards on the Tuesday.

During the computer course each week we had a mid afternoon break and this Tuesday Fred wanted to go back up to his school to get something so we hopped on the bike and started off towards the school going along one of the main streets of the city.  There were cars parked on each side of the road and suddenly I could see a car pulling out from a street on the right.  There was no time to stop and the car was into us just at the right of the front wheel of the bike.

I was thrown off the bike and landed hitting my head on the ground, thankfully Fred had been able to slow down so it was not a very forceful knock but I was still thankful for the helmet I had been wearing.

The driver of the car had just simply not noticed us coming (as still is so common with motorbikes) but as he was an older man and we were just students he did try to put the blame on us and then came out with the comment

                     "Just as well you were wearing that helmet girl"

No it was not

        Just as well I was wearing that helmet 

it was really

I was obeying the rules of the road (wearing a helmet) and he wasn't (when he pulled out when it was not safe to do so).

After sorting out about the accident and knowing that we were both ok we got back on the bike and went on with our afternoon.

We thanked God that He had protected us that day and even though we had had an accident no one was hurt and very little damage had been done.

It is so good to know that wherever we are and whatever we are doing God is with us and knows what lies ahead.  

However one thing was going round in my mind

Can you just imagine what I would have looked like if I had been wearing that school skirt?

So not only did I thank God for his protection in the accident
        but also for the fact that it had not happened on one of the previous days when I would have been wearing that skirt.

I believe that God cares about little details and he cared about what I would be wearing that day.

Do you believe he cares about the details of your life each day?

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  1. Yes, God certainly does care for details and He protects our embarrassment in many ways! Loved your post! Thank you for sharing your awesome post with us here at 'Tell Me a Story."

    1. Hi again Hazel, quite true and I'm g;ad He does.

  2. I sure understand. My husband had a motorcycle here in Omaha when we met. When we married, b/c it could be pretty dangerous in our town then with cars not paying attention well enough, he set it aside. He felt that as a step-dad he needed to be safe and keep the kids safe. That was nearly 29 years ago. It's different now. AND when I was in school all those many years ago, back in the '60s, only dresses and skirts were OK. And I'd been a "jeans" person since childhood, so that was a challenge. AND, while pushing 69, I'm still a "jeans" person.

    You shared your insight very well. Thank you much. And I really like you picture.

    1. Hi again Caryjo, thanks for the encouragement. It is nice to know of stories which we can relate to isn't it.

  3. So thankful for His protection. He cares about every detail! Thankful I stopped over from the Three Word Wednesday link up!

  4. I totally believe He cares about the little details of our lives-- very much so! Hence our Everyday Jesus link up :-) Thanks for connecting again this week, Sandra. Blessings to you!

  5. This wonderful post received the most "clicks" from The Great Blog Train blog hop & is being featured on the "Engineer's" blogs today:
    Thanks so much!

    1. Thank you Angie, I'm delighted that I was the top clicked post.

  6. This was hilarious! Love the quotes! And yes, so glad that God protects every part of us! Thankful that you posted at #InspireMeMonday! It is a wonderful community!


  7. Great post! I truly believe God cares about all the details. You and I are on the same wave length this week. I wrote a post about details called "Counter of Hairs. Always look forward to reading your post. Have a super weekend my friend! :) Cathy

    1. Hi again Cathy, thanks for the encouragement.

  8. You'd just been thrown off a bike, and you were thinking about your skirt?! That made me laugh! So pleased all was well, though, and thanks for sharing with #TheThemeGame

  9. Anonymous02:41

    Really really nice story to read tonight for me #TheThemeGame

  10. I'm not so sure about motorbikes-not because I don't like them, but because of the situation you describe where other drivers just don't see them. And I'm glad you weren't wearing your skirt that day! #TheThemeGame

  11. That picture of you is adorable.

    And I loved this story.

    Thanks for sharing it for the letter A.


  12. What a great story, Sandra!