Tomorrow I turn 30 years old…or as I like to jokingly say…it’s the 5th anniversary of my 25th birthday! I am very grateful to our heavenly Father for mercifully letting me sit here and write this.
Thursday Therese and I were in a car accident. Since I’m home and writing this blog, we’re obviously “ok.” I had a t-collision with another car. My front hit their passenger side. It was quite like the movies. My air bags deployed thankfully. I have a few bruises and a scarred confidence in driving again (which I haven’t done). Therese was well strapped into her carseat and got a couple of seatbelt burns around her neck. After a couple of hours in ER which included a sonogram, we were reassured that Baby G is doing fine as well. I won’t go into the details of the accident. I could have made better choices. The Aztec is out of commisson for a while. Neither car was driveable after the accident. The insurance company has started its investigation. For now, say a small prayer of thanksgiving for us and another that all works out well with the insurance.
How do I feel about turning 30? Older. For those of you who are older than 30 I’m sure you’re sitting there saying, “Girl, you don’t know what ‘feeling older’ really is.” I guess I feel older because I see the effects of age on my body and those around me. Having to take progesterone during this pregnancy, I know FOR ME, it’s a matter of age…I’m past my best child bearing years. Having already been to two funerals this year, I see the weakness of the human body. From the new born infant who died after 5 days to a woman who left behind many grandchildren, I know that we do not know the hour or the day we will be taken. I see my parents aging and I can’t help but think how time has taken its toll on them as well. And simply thinking of what “could have” happened in this accident, I guess I have a new resolve to treasure the time I have with those I love.
So half the year is about gone. If you don’t mind saying another prayer for us, please pray for a break from all the drama for us…or simply the grace to take it all in stride.