On Thursday morning, the weather was sunny and beautiful, but the wind was a bit brisk.
It was like a slow motion horror film as I watched the random incident unfold.
Emma Sage was around back [we live in a bank house, so the front of the house and first floor of the house which is on the ground level out front, is actually the second level around back. She was back hula-hooping [like you couldn't guess that was her current favorite past-time these days] and I was standing on the front walkway, waiting for Ben to get off the bus.
Our neighors down the field had a big dump truck picking up building debris [so there was noice and some loud bangs coming from their house]......the wind had picked up and was quite brisk.
All of a sudden I hear this very loud noice......a creeking. I quick turn towards the neighbors house to see what could be making that noise, and as I'm looking I realize that it is coming from the huge Sugar Maple next to our porch. The noice was so loud, but I could not fathom exactly what was happening, as I saw nothing moving....just hearing what soundled like a huge wooden board being smashed. I look over and there is Emma Sage hula-hooping and looking up in terror.
A third of the tree gave away in the woods [and under the weight of all the blossoming leaves] and was heading right towards where Emma Sage was playing.
My heart stopped and I screamed......
At this point I could not see Emma Sage, but just witnessed the tree falling exactly where she was standing.
By the Grace of God she was safe.....as I saw her crying hysterically and escaping the branches that surrounded her.
This is the view that I watched......I was standing exactly where I am when I took this picture later.......Emma Sage was down a level right smack in line where the tree fell.
Thank goodness she was down a level, as I believe that [and the angels who surrounded her] are what saved my little girl from an unspeakable accident.
Emma Sage came crawling out of all these branches up towards me.....crying.
When she got up to me she said "My heart is Beeping"......
I can just imagine how hard her heart was 'Beeping'.....
and here is where my little girl was hula-hooping as the tree came crashing down around her........
It was a like a halo that surrounded her, keeping her safe.
The pile of wood that Rick cut up as he was trying to clean up from this freaky accident.
All I can say is that I am so grateful that my little girl was safe and unharmed.....
and that it took 10 years off my life watching the events unfold.