Today is the 12th anniversary of the tragic accident that changed my life forever
A drunk driver hit my husband and I doing about 58 miles an hour. The entire motor in our vehicle was moved forward and my foot was forever damaged.
I do know - I was a miracle that day. I could have died. A traffic signal pole was mere inches from where I sat once our car came to a stop. I will always remember the stench from the burning airbags. The terror of seeing a pole coming at me faster then I could blink. The sound of metal twisting and tires screeching. Then of course me screaming.
The drunk driver - he took off. He had no license. No insurance. The people at the nearby store stopped him and held him until the police came.
For me the past twelve years have been a struggle to walk. What shoes to wear. Cane or no cane. How far is it? Is it bumpy, rocky, hilly, paved, gravel or stone? Sand and snow - no way! At 34 years old - I ran my last run and walked my last walk in high heels. I danced my last dance in high heels, ran my last barefooted run with my kids and my dog, hiked a hill and sled down one, walked on a beach barefooted and ran the sand through my toes, climbed a mountain and ran down the hill racing the kids to get ice cream, hiking the hills upnorth. So many things I had to let go and learn what I could do.
I do miss highheels and barefeet walking and running!
This year I climbed a sanddune - thinking I would never make it to the top of one again.
WOOHOO! I climbed on my butt from the bottom to the top.. we all get to that point when climbing a dune anyways..
So thankful to be alive. I got to see my kids graduate, and attended 3 grandkids births, I get to enjoy all 6 of them tho!, Don & I bought a house with some property, I got to work my dream job if only for a short time. I keep on keeping on! With Christ I can do anything!
God sees me through it all and to Him I give all of the glory. He holds my life in His hands!
Looking back I dont always reflect on what I have lost, but the perspective I have gained.
Life is hard. You have to dig deep sometimes and just trust God that no matter what is in front of you - it is only temporary. When I get to heaven I cant wait to run again.
So how about it? Will you give me a smile today?
Thanks and God Bless you!