Wednesday, October 15, 2008

 Dear deer

Dear deer, I never would've intentionally hit you with my van. Apparently you had some issues, because you seemed quite intent on harming yourself. Despite the fact that this was not my idea of a fun Monday nights activities I have to smile that perhaps you knew how much we needed a new vehicle. No, I did not purposefully use you, but I can say that we aren't grieving the van which now has damages which would require more money to fix than it is worth. The cruise control had quit working a couple of months ago. The ABS had gone out. The check engine light had come on. All of this happened previous to my up close and personal meeting with you. We were really just trying to drive this vehicle for as long as we could, crossing our fingers that it would last until we could afford to get some thing else. We wait to hear what the settlement will be, but because of you dear deer, we will finally be able to do what we have been wanting to for a while. We will be shopping for a different vehicle. I am sorry if you are laying in a field somewhere with terrible injuries, but again let me remind you that I did slam on my brakes to avoid hurting you and you continued your attack upon me. If it is any consolation I did dream about you last night. ~Wendi

24 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh what providence! Sorry for your experience, happy for your new vehicle! ;)

Growin' with it! said...

NO WAY!! my husband just hit an ELK last weekend. an elk...they kill people when they get hit. good grief. thankfully he's okay...and i'm glad to see you are too. that is such a horrible moment in time. hate it!! we are waiting on the insurance and surely hoping for that title of "totalled" to come back too.

Erica said...

Hi Wendi,

Just checking in on you, haven't commented in awhile. So sorry to hear about your van and the deer, but glad to hear you have been wanting a new vehicle and your ok. Deers don't like to watch for vehicles they just like to jump in front of you. My hubby always told me just step on the gas and go for it, but gut reaction is to slam on the brakes. Hope you have a better rest of the week.

Aminta said...

lol you are just too cute Wendi!
Isn't God a mysterious worker?! Remembering that His ways are not our ways!
I am so very glad that you are and your are fine.....phew!
HUGS!
Aminta

Lena said...

What a blessing in disguise!

Anonymous said...

I wish you did not have to go through the crash, and the hassle of not having a vehicle for a few days. But, how awesome that God had his hand in this. You are safe and now the new vehicle you need is on its way. I love you, friend!

sara said...

that is so funny! Happy car shopping!

Sara@ Butterville said...

So glad you weren't hurt. Deer can be so pesky. I've nearly avoided crashes several times. But I hear ya on the van dying a slow painful death. Blessings for that little bonus.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

He works all things together for good :)

Lisa said...

Even though it must have been a terrible wreck, it is excitting to get a new car, huh!
Happy shopping...

Rachel said...

This post makes me laugh because it reminds me of something that happened to my father-in-law once. One night my hubby gets a call to come over to my in-laws house with his camera. So we go over there and find his dad decked out in camo head-to-toe (I'd never seen him hunt before in the entire time we were married). He has this huge buck laying in the back of his truck and he wants my hubs to get some pics of it. So this whole time we're thinking he's gone hunting and shot this huge deer. Then my MIL pulls me aside and says, "He didn't shoot that. He hit it with his truck when it ran out in front of him. He threw it in the bed and came home and put on his camo so he can have the 'real' hunting experience." We've never let him live it down!

Good luck finding a new car! Very thankful that none of ya'll were hurt!

Muthering Heights said...

Oh man, that's awful!

Alaiyo said...

Oh my! I've never hit anything. I dread the day when a bird, squirrel, cat, or some other small creature crosses my path. You sound like you didn't freak, I would have. Glad to know you are all okay,here's to hoping you get great new ride.

Chelle said...

You my dear, are a crack up......sounds as if this was a divine appointment...God totally has a sense of humor, even while He is providing for our needs, huh?!

Smilingsal said...

I'm happy that you're getting a new car, but sorry for the reason.

Cindy said...

That deer did a great job on your van.

So sorry you are going to have to go shopping for a new vehicle. (heeheehee)

Glad you are well.

Elizabeth said...

so clever...very cute!

Jenn said...

Glad no one was hurt.

jennifer@love,laughter,and lyrics said...

This happened to me once. I slowed down to like 2 miles an hour and the deer just ran into my car.

Crazy deer.

kt mac said...

Oh deer your car really is 'totaled' I am so glad your all ok!

We had an incident like this, a miracle in disguise - where mum and dad had lost a lot of money on a car and were going to sell it but wouldn't get much money for it. Dad joked that the best thing that could happen was if mum wrote it off. A week later she rolled it with my brother, me, the dog and a bunch of tools (stakes, sledgehammers etc) in it! We were going out to my grandparents new place where dad was building them a house (hence the tools) We all walked out completely unhurt. The corner before I changed seats for no reason and as we rolled watched the tools fall past where I was sitting. And mum and dad got the full price of the car back in insurance, as well as a dozen other miracles.

Gos was so real to us through this situation!

Good luck car shopping :)

Jules from "The Roost" said...

SO sad! So sorry for you & Mr. Deer & Mr. Dear !

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Whoa! He really did a number on the van, didn't he? First of all, I am SO glad you weren't hurt...but seeing that it all turned out ok, I'm happy that you get to go car shopping!

Tonya said...

God certainly works in mysterious ways! Glad you are going to be getting a needed new vehicle :)

Aspiemom said...

Wendi, it was very sympathetic of you to post a letter to the deer that you hit!!!

Sounds like no one in your car was hurt and I'm looking forward to seeing a picture of your NEW car!