One name that you hear quite a bit at an Evart football game will likely be absent for a few weeks this season. This past Friday night, Trevin Ladd was in a car accident where he was told that he blacked out and flipped his vehicle along with his girlfriend in the car. His girlfriend was bruised up. Trevin was knocked out and experienced a concussion, quite possibly his second of the night. As of this writing, doctors had informed the 11th grade varsity quarterback that he could be out of football for up to four weeks. For those who don’t understand, that means Trevin could very well miss half of the regular season games. Having only two years left in his high school career, he will be missing quite a bit of playing time.
With such an analysis many players would be devastated, but Trevin has a much different attitude, one that is an encouragement to any of us going through an unforeseen difficulty: Trevin is thankful. When I chatted with Trevin he had this response to his circumstance, “God is good all the time. I’m so thankful to serve a living God.” Trevin, though perhaps disappointed, wasn’t angry with God. He seemed to be looking ahead to where God would steer his life.