God Threw A Tree At Me
Sunday, March 23, 2014
**First know I am a story teller. Always been able to spin a good yarn. I am not a writer. My apologizes ahead of time. This is one of my true stories.
You think you had a bad day. Let me tell you about the day God threw a tree at me.
Roads here cling to the side of the mountain. Guardrails are wishful thinking. If you miss a curve, hopefully the power lines will cradle you. If not, the trees and rocks will break your fall on the way down.
R was driving, I was in the passenger seat with my window down a few inches, and my friend Chrystal sat behind me. First I heard the CRACK. I looked up the mountain out my window.Stunned, I saw a tree walking down toward ME! Lord of the Rings flashed in my mind.
"Tree." I said and pointed toward it.
"TREE!" I said louder, almost hysterical.
The tree hit a rock and the bottom broke. It kept coming. It hit the lip of the mountain and broke again, then fell over at me. R tried to stop then hit the gas and swerved. Chrystal screamed quite a bit.We went off the side of a mountain just a bit, barely made it around the tree. R stopped the car. We were shaking but alright. R called 911 to report it.
I didn't even have to ask, just reached back and Chrystal gave me a cigarette. ( I don't even smoke them). My hands were shaking as I lit it. "God threw a tree at me," I said. R said she had never experienced anything like that. Chrystal said if she hadn't seen it she wouldn't believe it.
I said," Remember you're around me now. Everything happens to me."
And it does....
P.S. Don't think I don't know if that tree had not broken, it would have hit me dead on.