Two days ago my husband was in a car accident.
He walked away a little sore, but otherwise without a scratch, and so did the other woman in the crash. It wasn’t a minor accident. Both cars were going 65 miles an hour on the highway. My husband’s car was struck head-on by a spinning SUV that went out of control after being hit by another car. The impact was significant, our Prius is totaled, and my mind can’t help but run through a series of “what ifs.”
And yet, down to my core, it feels as though a shift has happened. There is a deeper understanding of the preciousness of this life. A deeper understanding of what it really means to be grateful. A lessening of taking things (and each other) for granted. A knowing that we are here for a reason.
It feels like a pause in my heart. Stopping and noticing this moment tucked deep inside as a reminder to love and appreciate each day.
I know as life goes on the busy-ness will settle in again and the “what ifs” will be long gone. But I know this close call has had a profound impact on both my husband and I. I know it has changed us for the better.
And I am so very, deeply grateful.
PS: You are a Blessing to Me is a new print in my shop! This print has new meaning to me now.