It's past midnight as I blog this post from my phone. We're a few days away from Thanksgiving and most of my family is sleeping under one roof tonight. It's hard to complain when you're doing better than you deserve. I had a little wake up call over the weekend that reminded me how precious this life is. I could've lost someone very close to me. It always seems like death occurs more often near the end of the year. I'm not ready for a tragedy to happen too close to home. This dear family member of mines got into a car accident while driving drunk. The car is long gone but my family member made it out alive with no injuries. I am grateful. Extremely grateful. But I have to admit, I was also very disappointed and I'm still trying to get over it. This person had no business driving drunk. Do people ever weigh out the consequences before they do something so irresponsible?
DEAR drunk drivers, your family will suffer the consequences to your poor decisions.
The other half of me started to think about "What if this person was gone?" I won't hear their laugh anymore, joke around, or even have a heart to heart talk with this person *teary eyes* . Material things can be replaced. The car is gone which means my commute to work just got a whole lot harder. But you know what? I can always get another job and my family can always get another car but we can't get another family member to take the place of this relative. I am not going to underestimate God's hand in this situation. I believe in angels and their protection over our loved ones. I believe in the power of prayer and that miracles happen everyday. This Thanksgiving, I'm going to hug my family members a little tighter and I encourage you to do the same.