Don't let these pictures fool you! It all happened after I finished working
out (wearing a green tank mind you) and happily gallivanted home to
snack on some green veggies and be merry. It had been a seemingly
normal day, St Patricks Day aside.
As I drove home it happened in a split second. I slammed on my breaks
and my heart dropped into my stomach. I hit someone.
The first thoughts that came to me were:
"Are they okay?" "It's all my fault" "I'm going to jail". No I am not
exaggerating. I have never been in any kind of accident, let alone one
where I hit someone on what I thought to be a bicycle.
It happened too fast for me to even comprehend what had gone on.
It turns out it was a 15 year old boy on a mini bike/motorcycle who ran a
stop sign while goofing off with his friends plowed into my car.
I only found this out when three witnesses ran toward the accident and told me what
had happened. It happened so fast, I think I'm still in shock.
It wasn't my fault. That's what I keep
trying to tell telling myself.
We are currently trying to deal with everything on our own, because it was
illegal for him to be driving the bike in the first place, but I just can't help
but think of how much worse it could have been. He went to the emergency room
just to be safe and I pray he didn't seriously get hurt, but nonetheless I feel guilty.
I am SO grateful that no one was seriously injured though, and that the boy's mom
(and mine, who I called immediately) lived 2 minutes away and were able to
help figure the situation out. However scary and trying the situation turned
out to be, it has taught me that nothing in life is predictable. Things happen
that are out of your control, and the best you can do is learn from them.
So that's how I'm starting my week. Trying to learn from this terrible experience and live each moment to the fullest. I hope my story encourages you to do the same!