The Last Time We Got Gas

July 20, 2016 at 5:41 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Memoir, Middle age, positive thinking, Single Parent) (, , , , , )

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Nine years ago today I said goodbye to the most important part of my life. my son Levi died in a tragic car accident. He was only 20. My fondest memory and one I am most thankful to God for was the evening before Levi’s accident, I was at my mom’s house having dinner with her and my son. Levi moved out the previous year to help his Grandmother after his Grandpa passed away. Levi was telling us he again was short on cash for his bills. when I was heading home,I sensed from God’s heart to give my son gas money. I went back to mom’s house and shared my tips with Levi. I also asked if we could go put gas in his car together not knowing this was our last evening I would see him. We had fun driving to the gas station. We laughed and joked in his car. When Levi dropped me off at his Grandmas we said I love and goodbye not knowing these would be the last words we would speak to each other. the next day,both our lives were forever changed.

I also did not know until my son was on life support,he was an organ donor. his eyes went to help a six-year-old girl see. She is now 15 years old  and I bet beautiful. Thank you all of you who are organ donors it changes so many lives. Beauty did come from the ashes. God has touched two families lives that day, mine was forever changed in a moment, but another family was given new hope.

Today, I am having dinner with mom, we celebrate with mexican food(Levi’s favorite) I have so many fond memories of the son I raised as a single parent after my husband died from complications of diabetes. Levi and I survived many hardships and difficulties,with the love and support of family and friends, I am moving forward in a brighter future.

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6 Comments

  1. Ann Coleman said,

    I’m so sorry about your son. And so glad that you had that you were able to tell him you loved him that night.

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  2. Persia Karema said,

    I truly am sorry about your son. Love and hugs.

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  3. midcenturycurves said,

    Thank you for sharing. *hugs* to you

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    • healinginthestorms said,

      Thak you for the kind comment. I treasure the last half hour I spent with Levi.We laughed and joked in his car. lasting precious memory.

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  4. Nancy said,

    Proof that every moment is a gift whether we realize it or not. A wonderful tribute to you son. God bless.

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  5. mommermom said,

    Big hugs to you. I am so sorry. I just happened to stumble across your blog today. Thank you for reminding us every day matters.

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