Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bonding Moments

I'm sure by now, you've all seen the video about texting and driving. If not, it can be found here.. but a warning, it's EXTREMELY graphic

J and I were involved in a very serious accident 2 1/2 months ago. We were hit from behind on the interstate, catapulted across three lanes of traffic, slammed into the concrete median, and spun around. After the impact I turned to see J covered in blood. It was the most horrific moment of my life. We both ended up being relatively okay. But we know that we could have EASILY been killed. We deem it a miracle that there were no other cars or 18-wheelers in those three lanes when we crossed them (it was one of the busiest sections of interstate in Birmingham), that there was a median to stop us from crossing into the other side of the interstate (there was no median 100 feet behind us and 100 feet ahead of us), and that no one slammed into us as we were waiting for the ambulance to arrive (we were half way on the shoulder and half way in the fast lane, facing traffic... cars didn't even SLOW down as they zoomed past us.). After the accident I told J that our Guardian Angels deserved a raise, he said "Yeah, a raise... but not a day off!" haha!

According to the speed at which the other driver hit us, we have reason to suspect that he was texting and driving.

J and I were lucky. As we watched this video together we could both FEEL the impact. We relived the horror of looking over and seeing someone you love covered in blood. Those moments when we remember how lucky we were, bring us even closer together. Amidst our near tragedy we realize how grateful we are for each other. In that totaled car that Sunday afternoon we had never been closer.

It was truly a bonding moment.

But, Lord, if you're listening.... for future reference I prefer bonding moments to come in the form of candle lit dinners and long walks on the beach. ;-)

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