September 14, 2022, what will happen today?

September 14, 2022, I don’t usually start by putting the date, now I’ll tell you why.

At three o’clock in the morning on September 14 a long time ago, there was a massive car wreck on a mountain highway in West Virginia. A young evangelist, along with his wife and nine-month-old baby were traveling to Ohio for a revival and as young people will do, they overestimated their ability to drive all night without sleep. The car in which they were driving ended up squarely hitting the abutment of a bridge high over a mountain ravine. The baby who was bedded down in the foot of the backseat (before the days of car seats and seatbelts) was thrown by the impact through the front window and onto the hood of the shiny apple-red Pontiac. When the young preacher gained consciousness, he was able to push against the door and stand out in the drizzling rain, seeing his baby on the hood of the car he picked her up and patted her back to try and comfort her and realized that her clothes were soaked in blood from the cut all the way across her scalp. Looking inside the car he saw his young wife under the dash, her face a mangled mess. The next day it was reported in the Loganville paper that three people had been killed in a car wreck on the mountain highway early in the morning September 14.

Fast forward to September 14, 1964, and see a young couple rejoicing over the birth of a beautiful baby boy, black hair, brown eyes and the soul of a saint. At the age of eight that little boy watched a family on a local television channel and decided that when he was old enough to drive, he was going to go to that family’s church in Atlanta, Georgia. By the time he was driving, that family had moved the church to Marietta, just a few short miles from where he lived! He started going to that church, joined the choir, the drama department, was involved in all the activities and fell in love with the granddaughter of the Pastor he had watched on television years before, and a few years later, in 1991, he married her!

On September 14, two weeks after that beautiful wedding when that young man married the preacher’s granddaughter, her ten-year-old brother’s appendix, which had burst two days before, gangrened and he was in the hospital dying, it took ten days in the St. Frances Hospital in Columbus, Georgia before he was finally able to go home. September 14, 1992, God saved his life.

On September 14, 2017, the wife of that boy, whose life God spared, was driving on the East-West Connector when she was so overcome by pain, she had to pull off the road and wait for her husband to come rescue her. She thought she was having another miscarriage, which would have been devastating. It turns out she was having an appendicitis attack and had to have emergency surgery, very dangerous for the unborn babies who were only 6 weeks into their development. The twins she was carrying are now four years old so, thanks be to God, they made it through that trauma just fine!

Today on this September 14 the baby thrown through the windshield is writing this article and celebrating the birthday of the little boy who grew up and married my daughter. The ten-year-old, my son, who survived the nearly fatal bout with a burst appendix, grew up to be a valuable Doctor of Chiropractic with his own practice and is a fabulous musician helping to lead worship at the Ararat Church 4336 King Springs Road, Smyrna, Georgia and his beautiful wife and twin sons are testaments that God saved their lives on September 14, 2017.

Do I think this date is jinxed? No, I know that God has shown us His love and mercy! As today, September 14, 2022, progresses, I will continue to thank God for His goodness, mercy and everlasting kindness to me and to my family! Amen!

6 Replies to “September 14, 2022, what will happen today?”

  1. I don’t reckon it’s jinxed either, but I still might hold my breath each September 14.

    Actually, it’s kinda an important date for me too. Much less dramatic, but I sorta became a man on that day in 1994. I left my home in Colorado (I miss that, btw) to live in Phoenix, AZ. I did a lot of growing up based on that decision, that move. I never forgot the date. So… I kinda reflect on it myself for my own reasons. Maybe there is something about it. Dunno.

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    1. Wow! That’s amazing! I hope you’re feeling better now 🙏♥️ There were two other events that I left out of that article. I took a girl in when she graduated from high school because her mother married and the man didn’t want her there, her grandmother was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. The next year my daughter in law was walking down the hall at the school where she teaches and tripped falling flat on her face and broke her nose. Now do we laugh or cry??? 🤣🤣🤣😂🤣😂🤣

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  2. Mama, I’ve always loved reading the stuff you write. But this day…Sept 14 was one of the worst and hardest days of my life. It will now and forever mark the day I wish I hadn’t left my husband alone. The day I found out he had died 2 weeks prior. His physical death didn’t happen on the 14th, but in my heart it’s the day he left this world forever. The day I lost the man I loved, even though I left him.

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    1. I’m so sorry this happened to you Betsy, but now Don is the giant he was when he was young! I knew him in those years and there was never anything too hard for him to do! He always had a solution!! I loved him. Take care of you and Lucy, Don is in heaven now ♥️

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