One wrong move. The car accident that ended a life.

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Hi guys,

This is a somber post. Nothing about hair and beauty today. I want to share a story with you about life and death. At church on Sunday, the pastor talked about a family (members of the church) who lost their 17 year old daughter over the weekend. She was in a car, heading to her high school graduation. She was dressed beautifully, hair done, nails done, but she never made it to accept her graduate certificate. An accident occurred, the person driving lost control and she passed away. Just like that, she was gone. Her parents went from planning a huge “going to college” party to planning her funeral. As I sat in the pew, I cried uncontrollably. My son reached over and gently held my hand to try to comfort me as I sobbed for this little girl that I had never met. I cried for her, her parents, her friends and for the gift of life that so many of us take for granted.

Pastor dedicated the service to her and her family. He preached about the value of your life, living in the moment and rejoicing every day that you are alive. He shouted “one wrong move, one wrong turn is all it takes to end your life!”.

You’re not going to believe what happened next …….

On my drive home from church, still shaken up and thanking God for every breath I inhaled, a head on collision occurred. A woman shot out of a gas station and tried to make her way across 4 lanes. She was unsuccessful. She slammed into another vehicle and the front of both cars were crushed on impact. I felt like I was having an outer body experience. It felt like everything slowed down around me and I was seeing things in slow motion. I slowed my car, and attempted to make a U-turn to try to help the people in the wreck. But while I was gathering my bearings, several passerby’s had already sprung into action. People ran out of their cars and surrounded the vehicles like a swarm of bees. The doors were stuck on one of the vehicles, a woman fell out of her car and was unconscious on the concrete. My heart and spirit could not grasp what I was seeing. I sat in my car, just starring at the wreck in complete disbelief. What if I had been driving by just a few seconds earlier? Would she have slammed into my car? I said a prayer for the people in the damaged cars, asked God to spare their lives and I drove off.

I had so many questions. Why did this happen? Especially on the same day that pastor talked about the other tragic car accident? What was the lesson? What was God trying to teach me or show me? On my slow drive home, I vowed to complain less and live more. To be more thankful, to be more helpful and more loving. To find joy in simple things and be truly grateful for every single breath that I take.

This post is dedicated to the family who lost their child and the people in the collision.

With love,

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13 thoughts on “One wrong move. The car accident that ended a life.

  1. That’s so sad and distressing about the death of that young girl. But the pastor was so on point! A status that I like to share says, “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is not promised. Today is now! Live in the moment.” I try to post this multiple times during the week to encourage people. That you for posting.

  2. You’ll never know why that young lady was taken but you can learn from her legacy. Each day, give thanks. It’s just that simple.
    ❤️ love you, cuz.

  3. Truly every precious moment we have is to be savored and valued. Im joining with you in praying for her spirit and for her family/loved ones. Praying God will grant all of them the Peace, Comfort and Understanding that they need. Bless you for sharing!

  4. Hi Nicky! So sorry for the loss of the young graduate and for the victims of the other head on collision. I was in the right place at the the right time, I too witness an accident as I was traveling down a city highway. As I was approaching the area, it was just as if I entered into a time warp. The time sphere changed right before my eyes. Everything went into slow motion until after the two vehicles hit. I pulled over to the side of the road and I helped one of the victims out of her car and way from the car. It was like I was having a nightmare while awake. Fortunately nobody passed. What I took away from this unfortunate experience was, heaven, earth, and hell are all real places! I believe that I entered into an zone that was a portal. But all involved lived. I live my life as a witness everyday, even before I witness this accident. I love to preach the gospel as a witness of Jesus Christ to the glory of God. Thanks for sharing! God bless you.

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