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The Day I Almost Died

Sorry for the recent lack of updates on here, but the last two weeks have been kind of, well, crazy.

Two Sundays ago, my husband and I were in Mobile, AL looking for a nursing home where we were supposed to be holding a short little church service for all the old people, when out of nowhere a car jumps in front of our car and we had a head on collision.  The airbags went off, seat belts locked up, and we panicked.  Jeremy was okay within a matter of seconds, but I could barely breath and I didn’t know why.

Jeremy kept asking, “are you okay, are you okay,” but I could barely respond. It all came as a shock since I wasn’t looking at the road, but rather reading a magazine. The only thing I could say in response was “I love you!” I didn’t know if those would be my last words, but it was the only thing I had enough breath to say.

Fortunately, Jeremy quickly jumped out of the car, came over to my side of the car, called 911, took off my belt (which was metal and got bent in half from something!), and then unbuckled my seat belt. He prayed for me and asked God to help me relax and breathe, and within another minute or so I was finally “okay.”

The last 10 days have been the ten busiest days of my life. Between searching for a new car, talking with insurance, studying for two tests, taking two quizzes, and writing a five page paper, time seems like it has flown by. And did I mention the extreme pain from the wreck?

I still have bruising and lots of pain, but when all is said and done I am so grateful that I am alive and glad to spend every moment possible with those I love most. It reminded me how much we must cherrish those around us, because we literally don’t know when our world will be turned upside down.

Although I could barely breathe, I always have enough energy to pull out a camera (even if it’s just on my phone) and snap a picture.

                 

Pictures coming soon of our new car :)

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