1.23.2012

When It Rains....It Pours.

When it rains....it pours.
Or...
Kick 'em while their down.
Or...
Why do bad things happen to good people?

These are just a few titles that this post could have!
If you follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram
then you know we had an accident on Friday with an employee and our company truck.

{that's the passenger side that you see....the driver's side took the brunt}

That's our bread and butter laying upside down.
Luckily, our dear friend and employee Joe, was completely uninjured.
The very most important detail of that scary afternoon.
Even with the tornado of 'stuff' flying around in the cab of the truck while he flipped and rolled
down that embankment.

It was pouring. Heavy heavy rain. He hit a pocket of water in a dip that sent that heavy truck
spinning and fishtailing all over the road.
We are so grateful he was not hurt.
The fire department said the heavy duty lumber rack kept the driver side cab from being crushed.
Now we are dealing with the financial end of things...never fun.
Especially during tough economical times in the construction world.

Our Bishop heard of the accident and then woke up at 4am 'thinking of us' on Saturday morning and asked to meet with us on Sunday just to chat and check in with us.
I am so thankful for a Bishop who listens to the promptings of the Spirit and follows through with them.
We needed that visit. We needed the counsel that came from him and that visit.
We needed the blessings he gave us during that visit.

And, we needed to be reminded that the Lord knows us and knows of our difficulties right now.
He scratched his head {for reals} while asking us why we were fostering during such tough times
while smiling and saying he thought it was the greatest thing...but really right now....
and after talking with us in detail agreed that it was the right thing for us to be doing right now.

But followed it with great counsel.
'SIMPLIFY the areas of your life that you can and turn to your Heavenly Father in prayer.'
He also counselled Dave and I to have couple prayer once a day and asked Dave to be responsible for initiating it. I loved not having that added to my plate.

I couldn't be more grateful for a wise and righteous Bishop who reminded me that I was married to a very good man. He also reminded Dave that he was married to a very energetic woman.
And we left with a spring in our step and a promise to Simplify our lives and pray more often.

I feel a 'Dear Dave + April' letter surfacing soon.
We need to get back on track.

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17 comments:

  1. Wow, scary! Glad your guy was ok, but it sounds like a mess. Also glad you got some advice you find helpful. we need to be better about praying together too (and I'm usually the one who has to remember it) and we don't even have anything crazy going on in our life right now! Good luck with everything!

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  2. Oh wow April! I am so glad he is ok. That's really what matters. Not that the rest of it is easy to deal with though. I'll keep you in my prayers.

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  3. I am definitely throwing some extra prayers up for you all! Many blessings....

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  4. So glad noone was hurt but man that sucks. However, good Bishops rock!!
    All will be well, hang in there!

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  5. So thankful that everything that could go right, did in that accident.

    How awesome is your bishop!! :) Simplify- I love this idea! Let us know how it goes!

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  6. Glad everyone's ok & maybe even a little better. My husband (& my entire family) is in construction. I've seen my dad go from running a successful hardware store to actually putting on a roof again....something he hasn't done in 25 years. What sad, hard times! Praying for y'all!

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  7. You both are very lucky to have each other. I know I count my blessings every day. I will be thinking about you <3

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  8. Max and I heard of the accident when Chad posted it on facebook. We were very happy to hear Joe was o.k. What a blessing! I know your plate must be very full right now. I sincerely extend to you an offer to help with the kids one evening on a weekend so you and Dave can take a break. I run a child care business along with our three kids, so I'm well versed on managing a big crew. Hopefully we will get to see you both on the
    4th at the VCMC Holiday dinner.
    Cordially,
    Kristin McCaffrey

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  9. Oh April, Im so sorry. You should read my post today about choosing joy.
    So grateful no one was hurt. Was the truck insured?

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  10. oh dear! i hope everything sorts itself out very soon.

    but you have good karma with the two little additions :)

    i'll have you guys in my prayers.

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  11. Oh no! That is one call every business owner dreads. So glad he is OK. Hang in there.

    JH

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  12. Hey April...it's always humbling for me to hear stories like yours and your sweet Bishop who (heeded the promptings of the Spirit and) came to your home in your time of need. What a special experience. My husband is serving as Bishop in our ward right now and we don't get to see him as often as we'd like these days because of this weighty calling. It's definitely a balancing act for him with his career, the time-consuming church calling and still finding time for us. I've at times (I'm embarrassed to say) struggled quietly with having to share him with so many people at church. I guess I just wanted to say, as the wife of a Bishop, I am especially grateful for you sharing this experience. It was a tender reminder to me of why it's so important that I always be willing to share my husband with the sweet members in our ward. :-)

    Hugs to you and your family my friend,
    jennifer

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  13. I am so glad no one was injured. We own a construction business too. You are probably in the same boat as us, we are finally feeling like things are turning around. I hate that feeling of hope followed by "psych!!". I hope the truck is back on it's feet soon and doesn't end up costing you too much.

    I LOVE that your Bishop told Dave to innitiate prayer. I get so frustrated that I'm always the one to call to family prayer. I've even left quotes from the General Authorities as a gentle reminder :). I hope your little one is doing better!

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  14. Sorry to hear this, April. It does seem to rain and pour at the most inopportune times!

    What a wonderful Bishop. I love that he asked Dave to initiate it.

    I have a Dave, too. He is the BEST man. A kind, generous and loving man. We need to do that, too. Get on our knees and pray.

    I this Gospel, don't you??!;)

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