Based on my last post I wrote about understanding pain from accidents and accidents in general. I understand having hard days. I understand chronic pain. Pain that doesn’t make sense. Pain that makes you feel weird. I get it. ALL OF IT.
I also understand the pain from accidents. Although I have absolutely no memory of the accident or one week of my life, I know how accidents change your life. The accident I was involved in not only affected my life, it impacted so many people I know. I recall running with a friend a year or so later and she mentioned how she had heard about it and how it was so hard for her to deal with. Its crazy to think that what happens to us can impact so many. It hurts me when I hear sirens. I am not 100% sure why. My guess is that it reminds me of something I don’t remember. It might also be because I know the sirens are headed somewhere-whether its to the person in need of help or with the person on the way to the hospital. It makes my heart ache because I understand. I feel empathy so strongly towards a simple sound-yet, I know there are deeper reasons. Whenever I hear sirens I try to say a silent prayer that those going to help are able to have the strength, courage and knowledge to assist who they are going to; and for who is in need of help to heal and coup speedily. I understand the feeling of being in an accident. I understand the fear when sitting as a passenger and your life is in the hands of your drive. As a driver, I even understand the fact that the people in my car, I am responsible for. That’s accountability. That accountability keeps my eyes on the road and my hands on the wheel. I do not text and drive but I know so many who do. I also see it ALL the time. It frustrates me because I could be driving safe but if someone else is making poor choices, it could cost me my life while they send their latest twitter update, facebook status or instagram photo. What I am saying is follow the law-don’t text and drive. Both me and you don’t want to be in that situation. I’m simply asking for you to partner with me and keep each other accountable. Drive as if I am sitting as your passenger. Drive as if your mother or father are driving in front or behind. Drive safer. PLEASE!