Today Mrs. Curley was in an pretty terrifying car accident with her friend and a couple of the kids. Fortunately it looks like everyone is going to be all right - just headaches, bruises, and sore muscles. It is unclear exactly what happened, but the van they were driving was hit at a fairly high speed by one of those logging trucks, fully loaded. They also hit a telephone pole and probably bounced into the truck at least one more time. After viewing the scene and the van they were in, it is a miracle that anyone walked away. As one friend put it, their guardian angels worked overtime today. We spent some six hours in the emergency room. As my oldest daughter and her college roommate were in Columbia for the day, I had to take my six and the two visiting boys with me - at least until daughter and roommate arrived. I am proud to say for myself and for our friends that these kids were well-behaved and just tremendous waiting there while I shuffled back and forth between bedsides and phonecalls.
The Curley family is very blessed tonight to be intact and at home with our friends - who are also safe and well.
With great thankfulness from Bethany, the small holding in Bethune...
Oremus pro invicem!