Linking up with Kelly because it's Friday!
I've mentioned it before, but when I go for a run alone I call on my Guardian Angel to make himself really big and powerful and run alongside me, protecting me from any bad guys. (I love my GA so much, I hope you all remember you have one with you always!) Anyway, yesterday after two rainy days and a forecast of rain for the following day, I really wanted to take the chance to run outside. But it was windy...however, what harm can wind do besides mess up my hair? I secured my ponytail and headed out. About two miles in, a tree branch swooped down and almost hit me. Phew! I paused for a sec and thanked my GA for helping me avoid that! At mile 4.5, a branch fell from a tree right.in.front.of.me. Thanks again, GA! If I hadn't paused from that first near hit, I probably would have been hit by the second branch. I was contemplating God's timing and His love for me (seriously running is a form of prayer for me) and being so thankful that I was kept safe but decided to head back lest I test my luck. As soon as I turned onto the next street, I see a man and woman getting out of their van. The woman is checking out the hood of her car, and the man is turned around taking a photo of this:
I stopped and asked if they were ok, and they said "Yes, but that tree just fell on our car!" Luckily they were on the other side of the street and only the tip of the tree hit them, not the trunk. "You just missed it" the guy called out to me, "lucky you!". Lucky me indeed, because I was on the sidewalk next to wear the tree was planted, and if I had arrived a minute or two earlier, that tree and I would have collided. It left me a little jittery and I ran home faster than ever. So the moral of the story is...don't leave home without your GA or on a windy day.