Saturday, December 02, 2006

Meeting an Angel on the Highway

Today we met an Angel.

We didn't see her. But she was there.

Fast lane. Minivan. 4 kids in the back. Car in front hit center divider in full speed. Started spinning. Stopped in the middle of the lane. Our minivan stopped 10 inches from it. Looking straight into the backseat of the other car. Two car seats. Twins. The two grown-ups in the minivan had both known for a few seconds that we might hit the car. 10 inches.

The driver of the minivan. Swedish mom. Have spent hours and hours on small, Swedish road, full of deers and moose. Did "slippery training" as part of the Swedish driving education, practicing hitting the breaks fast and not start spinning.

She's our hero.

But I'm sure there also was an Angel just above us, watching those six kids.

4 comments:

Annika said...

Oh my God! That is terrible. Yes, there probably was an angel there looking over you.

Tack och lov att allt gick bra!
OCH att bilföraren var så samlad...

Malin - said...

Små mirakel som betyder så mycket!
Skönt att ni är välbehållna...

JaCal said...

I've dreamed horrible dreams about American highways all night... the seconds and the inches were on our side yesterday... but I just can't stop thinking about what COULD have happened....

Anonymous said...

I'm positive there was an angel there and I'm pretty sure she was a Swedish one!