By LYNDA WEBER
At 4:40 the morning of May 24, I was rudely awakened by a huge bang and shaking of my house, which I assumed was a lightning strike.
Imagine my surprise when I peeked around the corner and saw a vehicle sitting in my house and a very young woman crying as she spoke to the 911 operator. Sheriff and fire department and emergency personnel quickly came and rescued us. I am grateful and impressed with their fast response, professionalism and compassion.
A car hit Lynda Weber’s home on May 24.
What amazes me more is the power of God's grace and mercy through the whole incident.
First is the supernatural peace and calm I've felt from the moment I helped the driver out of my house. We weren't hurt and we were alive and walked out on our own legs.
As the morning progressed and I could see what had happened, the evidence of God's presence became obvious. After plowing through a double metal post street sign and sheering down a 10-year-old forsythia bush, the driver smashed through a 4- by 4-inch wooden cross, but missed the boulder directly behind it. She missed hitting my two cars; threading between them.
Her vehicle is believed to have been airborne as she hit the enclosed entrance of the house causing her to avoid the 12- by 12-inch railroad ties lining my driveway. Ten inches to the left of impact and she'd have hit the front exterior wall; likely bringing the house down on us.
She continued through the wall, a closet, a room full of furniture before slamming into the opposite picture window and rocking to a stop in my living room. No spilled gas. No fumes or fire.
No injuries except for a fat lip from the airbag and a wrenching of her ankle. Praise God!
The difference between what could have happened and the "simple mess" I have is miraculous. Everyone who learns about what happened mentions God's mercy. It's amazing how life jerks into perspective when tragedy is avoided.
Stuff is just stuff and means nothing when compared to life and limb. I'm very grateful He was at my house that morning.
Lynda Weber is a Forestville resident.