As some of you know, I am in my fourth year of seminary at Northern Theological Seminary. I recently returned after dealing with severe emotional and psychological distress. I hit a very low point in my life triggered by a number of things: relational problems, my newborn’s diagnosis of chronic eczema, severe diet changes, adjusting to being a new mom, and traumatic thoughts resurfacing from my childhood. All of these things seemed to surface at once and it left me in a very low place for well over a year.
I noticed cars quickly slowing down in front of me. I put my foot to the brake and came to a complete stop. Soon after the pedestrians crossed the street, traffic picked up again. I was ready to continue on my route when all of a sudden, I heard a loud screeching noise coming from behind, followed by a big BOOM! I looked in my backseat to make sure my daughter was okay. She was. I pulled over, turned on my hazard lights, unbuckled my seatbelt, and rushed out of the car.