Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Life has generally been good for me - I have a happy family, a loving husband, good friends, a job.... I am generally an upbeat person who bounces back pretty well from adversity. But this weekend my closest friend was in a terrible car accident. Thankfully, her husband and son were relatively unscathed but she received the worst of it, suffering a head injury, fracturing and crushing of several vertebrae in her neck and upper back, and breaking ribs. I have been on my knees a great deal these past 4 days praying for her recovery and God has been good! Miraculously, she is not paralyzed and surgery to stabilize her spine has been successful. She is alert and upbeat, although she faces months of rehab and pain. The doctors have been positive in their prognosis and are hopeful that she will have a full recovery. It may be cliche but it is so true - life can change in the blink of an eye - it is so clear that we should live each day to its fullest and always, always count our blessings.