Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

Do you ever have that moment where you don't know whether to feel relief or horror?
I was on the freeway driving to meet Jefferson at the movies tonight and I saw this:



As I drove towards the accident I had all of these thought running through my head.
What happened? Was anyone hurt? Do I know anyone who drives a maroon mini-van? I hope that everyone is ok.
I said a quick prayer and then noticed that I was driving over the skid marks from the mini-van. My eyes followed the deep furrows in the median where the van crossed the freeway and as I looked a bit closer I saw something that I hoped that I wouldn't.
A yellow shroud on the edge of the road about 25 feet from where I was. I could see the outline of a person underneath. One leg slightly turned out, the other straight. So still. So quiet.
I was there 20 minutes after the accident happened. It could have been me as easily as it was that person. Only by the grace of God am I here. I can only pray that the person who lost their life today is in whatever heaven they believed in.
Please take a minute to let your loved ones know how much you care about them.

5 comments:

Funny Girl said...

I think I will. Rach, I am so glad that you were not the one involved in the accident. You are my best and I love you, chica.

Funny Girl said...

Oops, forgot the word "friend". You are my best friend. :)

Velvet said...

That just gave me the chills.

Hey! I sent you an email, did you get it?

Rachel said...

FG ~ Back at ya babe!! Love you too.
Velvet ~ It was creepy and so sad.
I just got your email. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Human life is extremely fragile. As an EMT I have a different perspective. One thing I did learn is no matter where you are going when you walk out the door make sure those who you care about know it. If you think they don't tell them, if you know they do tell them anyway. You never know when it will be the last time.