It is now 13 days since the crash. A couple of things have happened and other things haven't. Obvious were the shock reactions we both had in different ways. After 24 hours, I suddenly went into Artic freeze - unable to warm up during the day and at night, in spite of 4 blankets, a hot water bottle and bed socks. Apparently a common reaction. Carol sunk into deep fatigue and a reactivated illness. It is surprising how long shock waves continue with flashbacks.
Wonderful has been the reactions of friends and neighbours. In our carless state they have covered our shopping and medical journeys with such kindness. Phone calls, emails have brought sympathy and support. We are immensely grateful. So many have been praying for us - the support has been tangible.
Other things haven't happened - the prime culprits being our elusive car and insurance company. Together they have dodged persistent investigation about progress. At last, I have learned that I will be told by Friday whether the car is a write-off or not. So, we remain in suspension until the end of this week.
In my devotions I have been challenged: Preacher, you preached on: Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, the will walk and not be faint (Isa. 40:31). Now trust in God's promise! Yes, it's no good spouting great God words in the past. They are for living now. He is for now!