At that moment everything seemed to slow down even though the car was still moving. Flashes within my mind of things I can’t recall now overwhelmed me just before impact. I was dazed and confused as I opened the door to escape. I had just been in a car accident.
As anyone who has been involved in such an experience can tell you, many things take place all at once: your mind races, your body is in shock, your heart is pounding and it feels like a bad dream where you can’t wait to wake up. This was not a bad dream – it was real.
After the crash I looked at my car and realized I was very fortunate to have walked away. Later that night when I returned home I posted the following on my Facebook profile:
Today I was on my way to see my son perform at his school function. I was involved in car accident. My car is not coming back but I am still here. Even though I missed my son’s event I will at least be around to see others. I am grateful…