I never thought I’d be thanking the Lord that the bedrooms in our townhouse are so small.
But tonight, the narrow space of our spare room saved Julia’s life!
We always fasten our dressers and bookcases to the wall so that they won’t tip over. But somehow in our spare room, we forgot to secure one large bookcase.
Julia and her friend Madison saw something high on a shelf and wanted it. Madison’s mom started to run up the stairs to reach it for them, but they decided to try and get it themselves and started to climb on the bookcase.
Before Madison’s mom could get up the stairs, she heard the huge crash and screamed for me to come.
The entire bookcase had come crashing down on top of both girls, but stopped just short of crushing them because it hit a baby change table on the opposite side of the room.
The girls were safe in the space between the floor and where the bookcase struck the change table.
Since the room is so small, the bookcase did not have space to reach the ground and the girls escaped with only bruises and tears.