I can’t believe it! With forty-five minutes left in the day, I just noticed the date. Four years. Four years ago today, ‘Ed’ ran a stop light on the highway and totaled my van. For a while, I thought he’d totaled me, too, that my life would never be normal again.
Fortunately I’m a stubborn woman, worked my butt off…and earned my life back. To the extent that the ‘anniversary’ almost slipped by me this year. Maybe because I’ve been so busy for the past several days getting ready for the big birthday bash and bonfire for my mother this past Saturday. A bash that included cooking and baking, a fair amount of cleaning at the cabin, and way too many trips up and downhill from the fire pit to the cabin, tripping over zillions of walnuts in the dark.
Yes. I have a normal life again. During those early days, I couldn’t imagine that it would ever happen, but it did. And maybe next year October eighth will slide right by without me noticing at all.
I definitely feel like I went the distance…and it was worth everything it took to get here. 🙂
I didn’t realize you were in a serious accident four years ago. I’m glad you fought to get your life back on track because otherwise you wouldn’t be here now, writing great material for the rest of us to read.
Hi, Marcy. Yes I was. And if things the timing would have been off by a second, he’d have hit my door…and likely killed me. So I’m especially glad to be here. And thanks. I appreciate your kind words. 🙂
I can’t believe I’m only seeing this now. But I’m with MJ, I’m glad you weren’t dwelling on the date, but comfortable enough, and healed enough to almost stroll right past it. You are a strong and beautiful woman. Bless you.
Thank you, Debra. It’s so nice to be so far beyond it that it’s not taking center stage in my life anymore. The only thing I still have much trouble with is riding a bike…and I intend to get past that, too.
It’s just so cool to see where I was…advised to start using a wheelchair three years ago, to walking around…and no one can tell I was ever in an accident. Someday soon I plan to pay a visit to that doctor, just to laugh in her face. 😀
Glad you’re who you are. We like you that way! I agree it was worth the effort. Look at what you’ve accomplished since then. 🙂
Thanks, Jaki. I kind of like me, too. But I’m going to keep working on the parts of me I still don’t like…and that don’t have a blasted thing to do with the accident. 🙂
Well done, Kristy. You’re a strong woman.
Thanks, Emma. I think that, given the right set of circumstances, everyone is a lot stronger than they think they are. Some things are just more motivating than others. 🙂
I’m so glad you worked to get through it all, Kristy. Continued good health to you.
Thanks, Louise. Definitely working on that. I just need to whip the hypothyroidism now and I’ll be set to live to a healthy 100 years old. 🙂
Good on you for taking your life back, being a survivor and not just another victim. I’m in awe of what you have accomplished!
Thanks, Asrai. Sure can’t get into the whole victim thing (unless I’m going to the dentist, lol…I hate going to the dentist).
Nice to know that you’re almost looking past it, instead of looking toward that date. Must have been difficult, but it’s good that you’re in this point in time. Hope that made sense.
It made perfect sense. And I’m thrilled that I’m at the point in my life where I’m ready to put that in perspective. A great learning experience (great might be overstating it a bit), but now I can walk away…literally…having learned a lot about myself. 🙂