day 140: live to tell

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Tonight, the light turned green, and before inching out into the intersection I took a second to put my cell phone down on the passenger seat.  It was in that split second before I stepped on the gas that something told me to step on the brakes instead.  Just then a white car came speeding down the road from my left, clearly running the red light, a blur that was, at the most, ten to twelve feet in front of me.

I honked the horn and then slowly coasted through the intersection, with, no kidding here, visions of my husband and kids getting a phone call that I had been killed on the way home.  I could hardly breathe for the rest of the ten-minute drive home, and found that my mouth was dry and my eyes were burning as I pulled into the driveway.  I was really shaken up.

I am still a bit shaky now as I retell the experience.  Going to hug everyone extra tight this morning.


Luann | January 6, 2010 at 7:25 AM

Yikes! I'm glad you heard and headed the something. A world without you in it is simply unimaginable.

Hopefully your horn was a big wake up call for the white blur and s/he doesn't make this mistake again.

Robin | January 6, 2010 at 7:56 AM

I'm glad you are okay.

That's almost exactly what happened when our white van was totalled. I was lucky that he hit me from the right. I still struggle emotionally with that intersection.

Be patient with yourself if it takes a while to shake it.

Kazzy | January 6, 2010 at 8:22 AM

Thanks, guys. I feel better this morning, but it was tough last night.

Barbaloot | January 6, 2010 at 9:49 AM

So glad you were protected!!

Marianne | January 6, 2010 at 9:58 AM

Good heavens!! That's scary! Glad you're OK!!

Heather | January 6, 2010 at 11:06 AM

So glad that you are so in-tune!

CHERRANNE | January 6, 2010 at 12:02 PM

D-:) OOOHHHHHHHHH.....KAAZZZZZZZZZ...........................You are the coolest and I am so grateful to be Your buddy, and that You are safe and that You listen. *WHEW* :-P

CHERRANNE | January 6, 2010 at 12:04 PM

*You are the coolest...

Kimberly Vanderhorst | January 6, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Oh honey, my chest is all tight and achy after reading that. Close, close call. So glad you were kept safe, kept here. The world wouldn't be as sweet without you.

Lanie | January 6, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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Lanie | January 6, 2010 at 2:12 PM

I'm so grateful that your okay..I can't even imagine what I would do if something bad happened to you. I too believe in angels..they have been by my side many times and I'm truly happy that they were with you last night. I love you..please be careful.

Stephen Humphrey | January 6, 2010 at 2:28 PM

On clear days as well as stormy ones, I'm one of many who have an impossible challenge imagining a world empty of your kindness. How great is today knowing we still get to share it with you. Thanks for that and for everything else you write and say that reaches out into our busy intersections and touches us for good.

Kazzy | January 6, 2010 at 3:45 PM

Wow, I am so touched by everyone's thoughts and words today. Thanks! Look both ways even when going with the green light. Xo

Connie | January 6, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Too close for comfort. How many times do we say to our little people, "Thanks for listening!" I think your guardian angel said the same thing last night.

Christy Burnett | January 6, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Sometimes it is a wake up call like this close call that you had tonight to remind us of what is truly important in this earth life. I am glad you are safe friend.

Dedee | January 7, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Those are such scary moments.

I'm so glad you are alright!