Going beyond what if to what is

Years ago, my family enjoyed a trip to an area near the Colorado River. We were given the use of a golf cart, which our daughters especially enjoyed. One afternoon, the girls asked if they could drive the golf cart around the small neighborhood where we were staying, instead of coming on the boat with some of us. Since one of the adults was also staying behind, this seemed fine, and we went our separate ways to enjoy our activities.

Upon returning in the boat, we saw an alarming scene. Our girls were driving backward in the golf cart, heading right for an empty boat slip. The cart stopped with one bumper stuck on the dock and the rest of the cart suspended over the water. The girls jumped out of the cart quickly and got to dry land safely, and before we could get there, several men had run over to pull the cart off the dock and onto the road.

I comforted our girls and was grateful for their safety. And although they were scared, they were completely unharmed, as was the cart.

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