Monday, August 24, 2009

A 5,000 mile trip...ended quite abruptly...

My brother Josh, and his friend Michael Hipps decided to go on a motorcycle trip across the country! Their bikes loaded, routes planned...they headed off for their 2 week trip. Who could have known what was to come...


We received a call from Josh saying that he stopped and bought a camera to capture all the gorgeous work of our Creator.


Michael had a slight mishap along the way, but his bike was soon repaired and they were on the road again.
The next call we got was not quite so happy. Josh had crashed and was suffering pretty badly. He had broken a couple ribs and his collarbone, punctured his lung along with some pretty bad "road rash". But he was alive...and we were grateful! The next step...how to get him home! The bike wasn't working and he couldn't fly because his lung. He was stranded in the hospital in Fallon, Nevada 24 hours away! The only other option was to drive...Dad hitched up the trailer and we made a bed in the back and mom and dad left to begin the long trip! 2 1/2 days later my brother walked/limped through the door! I don't think I have ever been so glad to see him: )

His wounds are pretty painful, and he is pretty stiff, but he is alive!
Thank you all for your prayers!

Thank you Michael for sticking with him!

5 comments:

Ashley said...

Hope you get better soon Josh!! What a bummer the trip ended like that. I'll be praying for you!

9Browns said...

We are praying!

9Browns

Josiah and Abi Wissmann said...

He's in our prayers, as he continues to recover! May God surround each of you!

Lesley said...

Praying you have a quick recovery Josh!

Kelsey Anne Hoppman said...

I will be praying Anna!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct they path."

What an amazing promise!

God Bless. I pray for Josh's quick recovery.

Kelsey