Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Father's Day To Remember!

This morning, at 7:00, my husband and his friend were in a fishing tournament when a strong wind overcame them and their boat capsized. They were in the water for a while before being rescued. My husband had to be taken to the hospital and treated for hypothermia. Everything in the boat was lost, but we are just so grateful that they are alive. My father is a retired ship Captain. He worked on a ship for over 35 years for the Corps of Engineers, and I asked him on a scale of 1 to 10 how lucky were they.....he said 9. What a Fathers Day it could've been.

Unfortunately, Rich had our good camera with him on the boat (you know, to capture a picture of the 15 lb. bass he was going to catch!). So I no longer have a camera to post pictures. Boo hoo. But believe me, I am counting my blessings tonite.

Have a great week everyone!


Crystal said...

Hi Kim,
So glad to hear everything thing turned out well. Praise the Lord!!
Yes, what a day to count your blessings. It makes me sit back and be thankful.
Blessings to you,

Amber B. said...

Oh, goodness! I am so thankful that he is okay!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Praise the Lord Kim...a camera can always be replaced...another one of God's miracles...This will be one Father's day you will never forget...Tell your Hubby to go to the fish market from now on...Hey girl I'll send him a 15 lb Bass...May you have a great week my friend...seems as its going to be a great one...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! How scarey - so glad they are ok. Cameras can be replaced.

Candy-Faith..... from Simply Pretty said...

I found your blog from blog hopping today :)
Thought Id say Hi!
:) Candy

Shelia said...

Oh, Kim! Praise God your hubby is okay! Poor thing! That must have been terrible for them. So thankful for you and your family!
Shelia ;)

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Oh Kim! You sound so calm explaining all this! I am so thankful that everyone was alright! I hope you're doing okay! God blessed you today! Thanks be to God! Lauralu

Lou Cinda said...

Kim:Thank goodness everyone was alright! I know how thankful you are! My husband fishes too, and I know how these things can happen!

This was a Father's Day you two will NEVER forget!

And don't worry about the camera! I have the worst camera in all of blogland and I still post with those pitiful fuzzy photos and my sweet followers just squint and leave kind comments anyway!

Have a great and blessed day!

Lou Cinda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Kim, what a terrifying ordeal! Thank God they are alright! laurie

Paula said...

Good grief! What a story! I am so glad that all is well in your household. This will be a Father's Day that your family will never forget.

Beth in NC said...

Oh my! Praise God for protecting him! I'm thankful he is fine. Next year, keep him home! :o)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So happy to hear that what could have been a disaster ended up so well. Certainly a miracle that you family will always be grateful for!

Laura said...

Oh Miss Kim- I am so glad for you and your husband- although as I write that, it sounds like an understatement.

What an amazing blessing,

Nancy said...

Oh Kim, I am so thankful that he is alright!!!! Praise the Lord!!!! Nancy

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

I'm so so thankful they are okay! What a scary thing for them to go through. I'm sorry you lost the things on the boat. We were sitting around yesterday saying, "What is with all this wind?" so I know exactly what you are saying. Hugs to you and your family.

Lisa Shatzer said...

Oh my goodness, thank God he is o.k.!

Traci said...

Oh Kim, I am so glad your husband is okay. Praise God for His angels that were watching over them. Sure does make you take notice of what is most important in our lives, doesn't it? You'll never forget that Father's day!
Blessings to your whole famiy,

Victoria said...

Oh goodness, glad your hubs is okay!!!! Makes you really think about all that you have, doesn't it???

Sorry about the camera though. :( I bet you are missing it.

Thank you for your kind comments on my shelves. I am loving them!

its so very cheri said...

It's much better to have a good husband than a good camera.
Did I ever tell you I lived in NJ for a while. We lived ust north of PRinceton in Franklin Park. What part are you in?

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

I just read your post! I am so glad your husband and his friend are all right. The Lord truly was with them on that day. I know you are counting your blessings! Huggy Hugs to you and yours!!

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