We just got back from Chicago tonight, or I guess that is yesterday at this time in the morning. On the way home we witnessed a bad car crash. Ryan actually saw more of it than I did, but I saw the car hit head on into a median wall and I won't be forgetting it for a long while. It was so scary, the car was on the other side of the interstate, but if that median wall had not been there, it would have been headed right into our lane of traffic. The car crashed head on into the wall and it looked just like what you see on the shows where they do the crash tests. The car hit and everything went black. Ryan pulled to the side of the road and we called 911, I have never been in a situation where I have had to call 911. Luckily, an off duty police officer was on his way home and stopped on the other side of the interstate. In the mean time, my husband, the selfless man he is, is wanting to cross 3 lanes of interstate traffic while it is snowing and blowing like crazy! I, being his selfish wife, was trying to get him to stay on our side of the interstate because I didn't want him to be running across the interstate on a dark night. And, I kind of want to keep him around for awhile! Well, he finally goes across and the police officer is also there. There was a man and a woman in the car and the woman had been driving. Luckily, they were both conscious and the woman was saying her chest hurt. It is only by a miracle that they survived that crash. I really didn't think anyone would have survived it. When Ryan saw it happen, he thought someone had committed suicide.
That whole experience really put life in perspective for me. I don't want to take anything for granted. Life is too short, to sweat the small stuff. All the stuff that had been bothering me earlier in the day just seemed so trivial after seeing that crash. I need to really count my blessings that the good Lord has given me and give praise to Him. My biggest blessings are my sweet and selfless husband and my adorable daughter that I just love more and more each day!
3 years ago