Tidmore Family

This is a blog about the Tidmore Family. We have moved a lot since we met, and we have met so many fantastic people along life’s journey. We are hoping that this blog will help us keep in touch with the wonderful people who have come in and out of our lives.

Location: Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

By: Matt Tidmore
On January 7th my wife, Traci and our four-year old daughter Olivia were in a nasty car accident on Memorial Parkwayafter a long day at work and school.
The car was hit hard but both appeared to be free of severe injury. As a precaution Olivia went to the emergency room via ambulance. Not long after meeting up with them at the hospital, I escorted Olivia down to the ultrasound room so they could check for an internal damage.
Always the inquisitive one Olivia asked what parts of her body we were looking at on the monitor. We saw her liver, her kidneys, her spleen and her stomach. After looking at all of that Olivia asked if we would be looking at her heart. The ultrasound technician told Olivia that getting a peek at her heart was not in the plan.
Olivia then asserted herself and plainly asked if she could see her heart. The technician wanted to grant the request of a child who had just been through a traumatic experience so she moved the wand on the machine so we could all get a look at Olivia's heart. Once the picture of her heart was in focus Olivia simply stated,
Jesus lives there and I just wanted to look and see him. I don't see him though. Can I have a sticker now?
Proverbs 14:30a says "A heart at peace gives life to the body."
Olivia's heart was at peace because as far as she was concerned Jesus lived in her heart and with that security no danger brought on by a car accident could take away the life in her body. On the way back to her room I thought Olivia might be concerned that she didn't see Jesus in her heart on the ultrasound. So I reminded her that even though she didn't see Jesus in her heart that he certainly was in there. Olivia's reply:
"I know daddy. Jesus is always in my heart. I think he was just sleeping when we took that picture. I want Skittles when we get back to my room."
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Blogger Jamie said...

She is such a sweet little girl. And I believe you and Traci are doing a FABULOUS job raising them in the love and knowledge of the Lord!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I'm so glad they are okay! Love you guys!

4:05 AM  
Blogger Lou Ann said...

Traci - I have had you on my mind so much the past few days, I had to find you. Located your family website and totally enjoyed the photos. The girls are so precious! I was thinking about how patient and Christlike you were with me when I was going through a really tough time. Love you bunches - Lou Ann

7:13 PM  

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