your world could change.
Last week I received a call that stopped me in my tracks. The phone call that we all dread...
It was from my husband saying my precious, sweet girl had been in a roll over accident in her convertible. My first question was is she alright. He said that she was able to get out from underneath the car but hadn't gotten to her yet to know.
The 25 minute car ride to get to the accident was the longest of my life. I prayed to God over and over... a prayer that only a Mom can pray that has held a child in her heart and womb for 9 months. Praying that she would be able to walk away from it.
As I arrived on the scene, the police, fire and ambulance had already arrived. I scanned the scene trying to find my girl... and then saw her overturned car. I tried to swallow the panic that started rushing up. Then I saw my precious girl who was being treated and thanked God.
As I rode in the ambulance to the ER, I sat there and realized just how close a call it really was. How my precious girl could have been hurt so much worse or even killed. I realized that in a split second, your world can change forever. That each morning we are given a gift and we never know what the day will bring for us or to those we love and care about. We should never take one day or those we love for granted. In a split second, all could change.
I have had time to reflect and count my blessing that God has graciously given. Today, I am so thankful that my sweet girl only came away with minor bruises and abrasions. I hug a little tighter, say I love you a little more and give thanks to God for my family, friends and all the little blessings each day. Don't wait for a close call or a scare to appreciate them. Don't miss one opportunity to tell them that you love them and how important that they are to you.
(and a message from Janna.... "WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT" it saved my life!)