Real life happens every day, we deal with love, and loss, hurt and hope, new beginning’s and new paths in our lives. Sorry to get all Zen like that, on the blog today but life happens and that is what is being talked about today. It’s always a scary thought when your son or daughter, start’s to get old enough to drive. They most likely have a couple friends or their boyfriend/girlfriend is driving now as well. Yes it’s a fun and exciting time for your teen. I remember when I first started to drive there was that big speech to you from either your mom or your dad and it was that ” driving is a privilege not a right, treat it that way”. Which is funny because life is the same way your privileged to be alive and well everyday. But back on to the topic of today. Yes, the freedom that came with a new car was amazing! Anywhere, anytime as long as you had the cash for the gas, and would have the car home before 10. All this freedom and responsibility can come at a price if you don’t do one thing, “Wear Your Seat-Belt”. On a personal note, Our colleague and very dear friend’s daughter was in an accident on Sunday. Her daughter was not wearing her seat-belt she was flung from her seat, going head first into the windshield. Her daughter’s name is Sarah. Her boyfriend was driving and lost control of his truck and hit a tree head on. Her boyfriend was wearing his seat-bealt and walked away from the crash with bumps and brusies but Sarah was not that lucky. This was only two blocks away from her home.
Her duaghter is in ICU and is suffering from massive head trama, she was put into a medically induced coma for her safety, due to the massive swelling she has on her brain. She is only 15 years old. She as well suffered a broken wrist and lacerations to her face. Whoever may be reading this blog, if you have kids, know kids, see kids, please make sure they know the importance of a seat-belt. Sarah is strong and is a fighter, everyday she becomes more responsive and just recently started to talk a little and to open her eyes. She has a support group that loves her very much and that is fighting for her and praying for her. We love you Sarah!
Included are some pictures of Sarah with her friend and her boyfriend. Sarah is on the right in this picture: