Do you ever just stop?
Do you ever think about a time in your life when it was questionable whether or not you would honestly live or die?
I rarely think about the fact that I got into a car accident that could have killed me. It’s happened 9.5 years ago, WOW, when you put it into number form like that it seems so crazy. It does not seem like it was 9.5 years ago. The only time I think about that car accident is when I see an old red 4runner, or when I drive on the road where it happened. Neither happens very often.
Or, when I come across the pictures. This morning I was cleaning out a purse so I could carry it today and I found the pictures. hm. It makes you think, well, it makes me think.
It makes me think how much different my life could be had I been seriously injured, or that I might not have a life at all.
Sometimes you just have to stop, and be thankful for what you do have, instead of worrying about what you don’t have.
6mths later- I crawled out my drivers side window with a dislocated shoulder.
I walked a good little walk in the pitch black to a near by house for help. My accident happened @ 11:50pm. Not exactly a trafficky time in the boondocks.
So you can get some perspective of this situation. I rolled my 4runner around that corner. Not on 4 wheels, end-over-end, and then sideways. I landed right side up in a ditch.
Then I walked to that house where it says HELP. The other house was not there. Remember, this was 9 years ago. There was very litle out there then. This is about 2.5 miles from my house.
If my Mom is reading this I’m sure she is not appreciating these pictures. She does not enjoy reliving this nightmare.
Thankfully the people were home, and they let me in. The guy went to check my car to make sure no one else was with me. The lady called my Step-Dad, and then 911.
I was coming from a church lock-in. (My Mom was also at the lock-in and could not be reached until my Step-Dad, Ron, went there and got her)
I had to work @ 7am the next morning so I was not staying all night.. Clearly I didn’t make it to work. I did get a helicopter ride out of the deal.
I’m not looking for sympathy. Obviously. This was 9.5 years ago, I’m over it now, and I had no lasting side effects except for a numb place on my knee where there was some nerve damage. I’m guessing my knee slammed into the dash board, or steering wheel, who knows.
I have no recollection of the actual flippage. I only remember rolling left, hitting my head on the window and then I was out. My injuries were a dislocated shoulder, some of my eyes lashes were missing, and some road rash on my hands, and ear. (who knows how that happened).
I remember coming to, taking the keys out of the ignition (lol), and looking for my cell phone. It was never found. I crawled out the window with the help of my Guardian Angel (I’m not being funny, I truly believe that due to my missing eyelashes). I proceeded to start screaming for help and walking down the road.
so, stop spinning, running, crunching, lifting weights, counting calories, or whatever it is you are so caught up in and take a second to think about what could have been. I think we just get so caught up in our lives we forget. I do.
Have you ever been in an accident, or so sick that you or your family weren’t sure you’d make it out alive?