It Can happen To you

October 12, 2016 at 6:04 pm (Creative Non- Fiction, Memoir, Middle age, positive thinking, Single Parent) (, , , , )



Last night, while watching one of my returning favorite shows, I saw a commercial about the dangers of texting and driving. I remember a few years ago,texting was banned while driving. The local high school students even created a mock drunk driving scenario to show step-by-step what happens after the crash. From the time 911 is called until the first responders arrive at the scene: It has made a big impact on families as well: New drivers were signing a promise to turn off cell phone while driving and not have friends in the car: no blasting the radio,and watch all rail road tract crossings. So many have died also by not hearing the train due to the Favorite Song playing. So much has changed since I learned to drive. We had no cell phones,or advanced technology available to us.

Living in a small community has its advantages and imperfections as well. We have many ATVs cruising around neighborhoods with small children riding along. Some have on helmets while most do not. I understand the idea of taking the ATV hunting; It is easier to haul your dressed animal to the butcher. Motorcycles, ATVs and dune buggies are a fun-filled afternoon of recreation if driven safely. Many accidents have been caused because of distracted driving.

In July 2007, I lost my son to a tragic traffic accident due to another’s inattentive driving. Words cannot describe the amount of grief I felt that day.  After five days and countless prayers, Levi was taken off life support.Our lives had been forever changed in a moment. I am still so grateful to the folks who worked tirelessly to save my son. My life can feel empty some days. I miss my sons laughter,the sparkle in his eyes, and his appetite for life itself. levilaptoppix 020


1 Comment

  1. midcenturycurves said,

    I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your story.


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