Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Deer Caught in Headlights

Twas the eve of Thanksgiving
and all down the road
Not a creature was stirring
except for the.....

Big, fat deer that put a big fat dent in our car as we drove down the highway!  Busted headlights, damaged hood, leaking radiator... even the passenger side door is damaged!  The cop said we are lucky the deer didn't come through the windshield or the side window.  We are all shaken, but we're ok.  For this, I am thankful.  Truly.  Had we been driving my car, I'm certain that the deer would have gone through our window and we would have had injuries.

The thing that complicates this situation is that we are out of town for Thanksgiving, visiting family.  We towed our travel trailer, which is at the campground.  Thankfully, my parents are also here and they were able to get us back to the campground.  I have no idea how much damage was done, when the claims adjuster can look at the truck, or when the it can get fixed.  And, I am a bit sore.  The kids are upset - it really scared them and they were also upset to think that the deer probably died.  It kept running after we hit it.  There's no way it will live through that.  Chunks of its fur is stuck between damaged parts on the truck.  This is the first accident we've ever been in with the kids and it really shook us all up.

So, if you take time to read this, please say a prayer for our family.


  1. Holy cow!!! Praise God it wasn't more serious. How scary.

  2. Praise God you all weren't hurt...and, yes, praying. I can imagine how my girls would react emotionally.

  3. I'm so glad you're all ok! I'm so sorry it happened to you! I hope you were still able to enjoy your day today.