Anything is Possible!

With Love, Hope, and Perseverance

Forward Momentum


road between rocks with icicles (2)

The snowflakes looked pretty at first making us think we could make it to Lexington that night. When the snow got thicker, I started looking for something closer as my son drove.

Plenty of truckers braved the storm. Following behind threw more snow and salt on our windshield, so we passed with care. Fear reached for me through eyes involuntarily drawn to the trucks as we passed. My mind imagined them drifting into our lane, thinking, what if the driver doesn’t see us…?

passing a truck closer

( I didn’t think about getting pictures til the trip home.)


I knew that wasn’t helping, that I had to get control of my thoughts. I remembered, “What you focus on gets bigger,” and shifted my focus forward. On the next pass, I forced my eyes to stay in our lane, on the road in front of us, beyond the truck.  I prayed, Angels make our path clear and safe. I felt their energy like streams of  light on each side of us, inside and outside the car, moving forward with us. For a few seconds, the car felt weightless. The tension was erased. Instead of fear, I felt courage and slightly exhilarated. All because I shifted my focused to where I wanted to go.  And because of the angels.


We stopped in Richmond, Kentucky for the night and made it to Indianapolis the next day. Now, we are home safe. And now, I know how to pass a truck, how to pass anything: Call the angels and focus forward. 


Still, I think I’ll stay home for a while.




Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

13 thoughts on “Forward Momentum

  1. Glad you are safe. Good last shot

    • Thanks, Derrick. That last photo is one I took a couple years ago in the mountains and enhanced to get the sun rays. I rotated it for this post. The light reminds me of the angels I felt protecting us.

  2. Happy to read that you got home safe.

  3. I’m glad all’s well 🙂 I talk to the angels when I drive in scary situations, too. ❤

  4. Nicely written with faith and hope prevalent throughout, JoAnna. May Angels always lead you Home. 🌟 🕊❤

  5. i could use that
    kind of faith & trust
    riding with wintery weather 🙂

  6. Glad you’re home safe. Driving in snowstorms sucks, frankly. I don’t miss it at all. As you know, lol.

  7. This was such a heartwarming story which shows how we all tend to call out asking for help, prayers are often answered. I liked the pretty rays like a shining rainbow, which could be like having a guardian angel.

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