|My van a few millimeters from hitting a huge oak tree|
in between a stop sign and fire hydrant
In my 30 plus years of driving, I have never have been in an accident. So, I was in shock when it happened. As I think back on that day and look at pictures of my van, I can't help but think how my life could have changed in an instant.
Every day I see on the news or read about fatalities on our roadways. As a television reporter years ago, I reported on quite a few road fatalities. I never really thought about how in the blink of an eye so many lives changed. I could have died the other day in the accident. My van was within millimeters of a huge oak tree. Somehow I avoided hitting it, a stop sign and fire hydrant. How would my family's lives changed in that instant? My two little girls could have been without a mom. My husband without a wife.
I've been pondering how some lives are sparred, like mine, and some are taken like a close family friend who died in a motorcycle crash a few years ago. And, I am reminded just how precious our time is here on earth. It's important to make each day count and live each day with no regrets.
I always tell my husband and my daughters how much I love them. I tell them more now. If you haven't told your loved ones how important they are to you and you love them, make today be the day you let them know. You may not have another day.