I never realized just how precious the
Gift Of Life was until It was almost taken away from me.
Some of you may not know but November 11th 2015 my life was almost taken from me in a car accident .
My entire life , all 24.5 years have been spent sheltered. By sheltered I mean in the physical sense that I wasn’t allowed to do ANYTHING, as well as I was so protected and covered that I never had to go to the hospital, never got in an accident and never broke or tore any major body parts . Not to say that there aren’t others who have been sheltered and didn’t face any pains and aches that led them to the Emergency, but in my case I wasn’t the one.
While my friends around me had to go to the hospital for various reasons I was always a child that never had any allergies, was barely ever sick and never went to the doctors unless it was for a routined check up . I never had anything majorly ever wrong with me and for my entire life I was utterly thankful.
On November 11th 2015, my pregnant at the time sister and I were driving to pick up a few stuff for her baby and some groceries to cook dinner. While driving on a main intersection in Missisauga, Ontario and proceeding through the lights a “soccer mom” was trying to drive through the lights as quickly as possible and ended up almost ending my life as I knew it .
Many times I have heard people go on and on about life changing experiences that almost cost them their lives. I have heard about people getting into unexpected and expected accidents and seen the “battle wounds” as proof of their pains. If I never believed them at first, the cuts and bruises and stitches come as a reminder of the incident that cost many bodily set-backs.
Gazing up from my iPad I felt the car SLAM head first into the side of the mini van. Smoke filled the front of my moms 2015 Jeep Cherokee, dust lingering in the air, the aftermath of the impact. Coughing I quickly grabbed my purse off my lap screamed to my sister to get out the car and swung the doors open. Tears immediately started pouring out of my eyes , confusion written all over my face as I watched liquids ooze from the front of the once brand new car. It was at that moment my heart became heavy and I paced back and forth from the street to the sidewalk lost for words and utterly confused.
I was speechless.
It took 5 minutes for it all to register to me , 5 minutes for reality to hit and for me to register the series of events that just took place.
The tears stopped .
It was at that moment that I came to the realization. Not of the fact that my moms new car was totaled, not of the fact that I was in the middle of no where’s land in a bad accident without my parents but it was then God reminded me of the Value of life.
That night my parents could have lost 2 generations. That night the lives of my sister and I and her unborn son could have been taken without warning or permission.
It’s moments like these that I become even more thankful and even more understanding of the Gift of Life. Many people feel like having the opportunity to be alive and have good health is a given, they don’t understand the concept of life as a opportunity and a privilege.
I say all of this just to say be greatful. Realize that every waking moment you have to spend with the people you love and cherish is a new opportunity that you will never have again.
We take life for granted, we push things off, hold animosity and talk bad about the people around us. We don’t realize how little our time on earth really is and how little our time to master being the BEST we, that we can be is.
You never know when it will be YOUR time.