I am not so successfully fighting back tears right now and at the same time, I feel extremely blessed and grateful.
The past two days in a row, there have been fatal accidents along the same stretch of a local highway. I did not know the people who lost their lives; nonetheless, my heart hurts. It hurts for the victims and the families and their friends.
I find myself wondering, did any of them put off today what they were planning on doing tomorrow? And now tomorrow is not an option? I hope not, but let's face it, we're all guilty of taking tomorrow for granted.
It's scary to leave the house. Even if you are a perfect driver, you cannot control others. In an instant, a life can be taken. I guess this is where faith comes in; I called a friend tonight just to tell her how affected I had become by these two accidents. She told me to pray; to relinquish this burden to Him because it is not my burden to carry, so I prayed. And I feel better, but still shaken. I know I can't put all of the people I love in a protective bubble; all I can do is live fully, love deeply and revel in the simple moments that mean so much.
My awareness (both on the road and in the way I live my life) has increased this week. I am sorry that two people had to lose their lives in order for it to happen, but I am thankful for the opportunity to make the most of today.