Monday, September 14, 2009

A new life

I feel as if I've been given another chance to make the most of my life.

I was recently involved in an ATV accident where I rolled my 4 wheeler. It hit me a few times as I slid along the rocky ground. I came out with a broken pelvis (in 3 places), sprained ankle, and separated AC joint in my shoulder.

You may think "that's rough"...

I think "It could have been so much worse!".

So, my mind dwells a lot on the reason for my survival... why am I still alive and what is my purpose? Do you often think this? If you don't, maybe you should!

It's amazing how this simple question can change so much about my life, my attitude, my thinking.... ask yourself, "If this were my last day on earth...."
-how would I spend it?
-would my spouse/children/siblings/family/friends know how I feel about them?
-is what I'm doing really important? How important on a scale of 1 to 10.
-is this what my Heavenly Father would want me to do?

All I know is every emotion is so much more intense to me. Every hug and kiss is more cherished. Every smell is so much stronger (even the bad ones). Everything tastes so much better. I'm so quick to tear up. I'm less angry and more understanding. Life seems so much fuller.

I urge you to take a step back and ask yourselves these questions!


  1. All VERY important questions. I often find myself feeling so much more grateful when I've managed to "dodge the bullet" one way or another. It just makes you realize how watched over you truly are. Love you girl, and I'm SOOO glad you're ok and still with us!

  2. I haven't seen anything from you in forever! I am so sorry to hear about your accident! Yet glad that you are mending now!! I wish I could give you a big hug - so think of it coming all the way from AL!

  3. Wow! I, too, am glad that it was not worse. Get better soon!