Brackenfell, 8 March 2021: I get the chills when I think about what could have happened if it was a school day.
It's Monday morning and I'm getting the garbage bags together so I can put the bin out. Suddenly, at 07h14 I hear a loud bang and something
that sounds like windows breaking or steel falling. This noise continues for about 2-3 seconds.
I run out and see my neighbor's vehicle in my driveway - I walk closer but there is no one in the car. I realized that the only explanation is that he forgot to pull up his handbrake.
About a minute later my neighbor came out of his garage and saw what had happened.
For my 2 little girls (ages 2 and 4), taking their brother to school is a 'big-thing'. In the mornings between 07h10 and 07h15, they will run out together and wait at the gate.
The 2 year old usually take her place by standing on the gate while
sister and brother open the gate.
To help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus, certain schools have introduced regulations on school attendance and not everyone goes to school every day - something I've complained about a lot in the past, but today that arrangement certainly counted in my favor.
Our grade 3 boy goes to school every 2nd day and last week he was at school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday which meant that he only has to attend school again on Tuesday.
I can't even describe the emotions I'm feeling when I think about this incident. Thankfully our boy didn't had any school on Monday.
I'm pretty sure and trust that my neighbour will from now on make double sure he activates his handbrake before getting out of his vehicle.
Except for the massive bend on my 200kg steel gate and minor damage to one of our vehicles, I'm very fortunate that no one was injured.
With no hard feelings between me and my neighbour, I once again realize how God protects us day-in and day-out, and I thank Him for that."https://nari.co.za/profiles/user-images/posts/images/brackenf-3_600x800.jpg","https://nari.co.za/profiles/user-images/posts/images/brackenf-4_600x800.jpg","https://nari.co.za/profiles/user-images/posts/images/brackenf-1_800x483.jpg","https://nari.co.za/profiles/user-images/posts/images/brackenf-2_600x800.jpg","https://nari.co.za/profiles/user-images/posts/images/brackenf-5_642x800.jpg",
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