Usually on a Sunday morning you would find the Roman family going to church together. Last Sunday, November 28th, was different. We had been in Illinois for our Thanksgiving/Christmas celebration with my family. Ryan and I met our new niece for the first time and we learned that we are soon to be an aunt and uncle again! Oh the joy! Leaving Illinois that day I never imagined what our journey had in store for us. During our journey back to Coleman we made a final stop in Marshall, MI. The kids picked out a snack for the last leg of the trip. We laughed as Aidan practically threw his snack of choice (Cheetos for you inquiring minds) up onto the counter to pay. Ryan and I held hands and even shared a kiss or two while we let the kiddos stretch their legs. As we walked out 2 ladies watched us with smiles that said a "What a cute family." Could life get any better than this? I was so thankful for my family.
Once we were back in the van Ryan asked if I wanted a coffee from Big B ~ he knows I love a treat! I debated and finally decided no - it wasn't worth the calories. If I could do it over again I'd get one ~ even if it was a million calories! About an hour and a half after that stop in Marshall the accident happened. Instead of all of us sleeping in our home, Ryan spent the night at Hurley Medical Center, I was in Midland Hospital and our children were with family members.
Today is one week ~ Just 7 days from the accident but what an absolutely incredible week. Let me tell you all why . . .
Our God is at work! We serve an awesome and mighty God. All 3 of our children came out practically unscathed and I with only minor injuries - Praise God! And Ryan, his injuries are so much more severe, but he is alive! Some bones may be broken and crushed but his spirit, personality and sense of humor are not and neither is his love for us or his God.
When I saw him on Friday, my husband laid on his bed broken and bruised; he told me how blessed and thankful he is - - that is the man I fell in love with and married!
God has carried us through week 1. He has used so many people to help with the carrying . . . . here are a few.
Our Family ~ Ryan and I have THE BEST families around! They have been working tirelessly since last week.
Our Peeps ~ You know who you are. Muah!
Our Church Family ~ Let me just say WOW! WOW!! WOW!!! You guys have anticipated needs and met them before they even arise.
Fellow Believers ~ Our dear brothers and sisters in Christ, thank you for your prayer support. Whether you are here in Coleman or somewhere else in the US - Thank you!
Coleman Community - Being in a small town is the best and Coleman community rocks! Thanks for your love and support
Thank you for your visits, prayers, love, cards and meals.
The road ahead is long, but we do not go alone. Please pray that God will make me into the wife Ryan needs and the mother our children need.
~ Michelle Roman