Sunday, March 21, 2010

Thankful I'm alive...

Scariest moment ever yesterday. Like I had mentioned before, there was some freak snow in Texas yesterday (it's all gone today) - I had to go to work in the morning. It started off fine...I was trying to be careful and most of the major roads were clear.

I approached a bridge, hit an icy patch, and started swerving out of control...I flew over the curb (between two telephone poles), careened down a small embankment, and managed to lodge myself amidst a few trees. Of course my mind is going a bazillionmilesanhour...everything happened in slow motion.

The WHOLE time this was happening, all I could think about was "please don't let this damage my car too badly" - weird and a little sad. :( The right side of my car was all torn up from the branches, but no broken glass...there was not internal car damage (the engine still runs) but I'll be figuring out what to do in the next few days as far as totaling it and getting a new car or trying to salvage it.

The crazy thing is I walked away from everything WITHOUT A SCRATCH. I was really down about the whole thing, thinking about how unlucky I was...until I realized how the simple fact that I was ALIVE and untouched was worth so much in and of itself. I am so thankful that God had his protective hand over me throughout the whole accident and for surrounding me with loved ones so quickly. Life is so precious and we all are so fragile in the whole scheme of things. I promised myself not to take this fact for granted...as Suze Orman always says "People first, then money, then things!"

Life teaches you so many things. Sometimes the lessons are harder than others...this time, luckily only in the form of squeezing my budget. If anything, I feel like I'll be more careful with my $$$ from here on out...emergency funds are so important!!!

Man, I have so much respect for all of you out there who have to deal with the snow everyday for MONTHS.

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Even though I had an incredibly bad day, it did cheer me up to see this sweet award from Yumi



THANK YOU!!!

I in turn will tag:

Sophia
Shop n Chomp
Glitteryeyesxx
Khristine
Sam
Suegarcoated
Anita
Liana
Stephanie
Yumi
Serena
Michelle
Nikki
Susie
Kimberdoll



Finally, thank you for the love new readers veriweto and Mademoiselle !!!

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Please take care of yourselves today and DRIVE SAFELY


Irene

19 comments:

sophia said...

OMG Irene!!!! I'm SO GLAD YOU'RE OK!!! !!!!!

I know firsthand how scary that is :(

Serena said...

Oh wow.
Glad to know you're okay and that you didn't get hurt. That sounds so frightening. Sucks about your car but you are right, you > car. Your well being is so much more important than your car.

I've never driven in snow but I can imagine how scary it must be. Sometimes when it's pouring out I can feel my car semi hydroplaning and that scares the buh-jeezes out of me already.

adin_22 (陳亞任) said...

glad your ok...Thank God....

For The Fierce said...

omg! I'm so sorry about this.... but thank god you lived to tell your story! It is true, people are unappreciative of things they have, people are selfish & put money & material things first!

hope everything turns out good with your car hun!

xoxo

Rena said...

I'm glad that you came out of the incident scratch-free...sounds so scary...

I'm glad that you're okay. Hope all is well with your car!

And YES, having an emergency fund is IMPORTANT! I've learned that myself the hard way...

<33 Rena

Serenie S. said...

OMG!!! Glad you're okay!!!
It's crazy how our brains slow everything down when stuff like that happens.
I remember when I got into an accident (stupid idiots cut me off) it felt like a whole 20 minutes when it was only 2.
I was thinking the same thing too though, "My car!" Haha.

Liana said...

omg that is soo scary! i'm so glad you're okay though...wow, i can't imagine being in that situation! but i guess that type of thing really opens your eyes up to everything you need to be thankful for, right? well im so glad you're okay, and also thank you for tagging me! lol, i saw this post before i saw your comment on my cbox, and was pretty shocked when i got to the end of the post and saw my name! you're so sweet to tag me, i really appreciate it! thanks again! :)

LittoMokaa said...

God Irene! I'm relieved to know that you are intact! It IS pretty scary driving in winter time. That's why I always take the bus in winter time even if there's a snowstorm ;3

Hope that it was your last fall of snow for this year!

Love,
-S

RandomnessWithKhris said...

Ireneeee! I'm so glad your alright! i've never driven in snow before, but i can only imagine!

just thank goodness you came out alright without a scratch on you!

p.s. - after everything - your so sweet to tag all of us that you did! your a doll!

Kym said...

You are definitely blessed to have walked out with no scratches. Life IS precious!!! So glad you're okay and i hope you get things settled with your car soon! :) I used to drive like a mad woman but now i realize... my lifes too important to lose over a careless accident!

Take care Irene! <3

Sharlene Kay said...

that is crazy im glad ur okay!!

i could never imagine driving in the snow im terrible enough in the sun lol


<33 Sharlene

kimber doll said...

Sweet!!! THanks for this award!! I love anything Japanese/Cute so this is right up my alley!!!
Hugs x0x0

Irene said...

@Everybody - THANK YOU so much for the thoughtful words...I'm so lucky to be alright and your support means the world to me. :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

Oh my gosh Irene I am soo sorry to hear about what happened. :( *hugs* So glad to hear you walked away unscathed. Definitely agree on people being first and having emergency funds! On a more positive note, congrats on your award and thank you for extending it to me. :D

Susie said...

Ahh, I'm so glad to hear you're all right! I can't believe it snowed in Texas during the end of March though! & thank you so much for the tag! =]

glitteryeyesxx said...

I'm so happy you're okay, hun. *hug*

It's truly a miracle! God must have really had you around in his protective shield that day! As long as you have your health, nothing ought to bring you down. With your health, you can do almost anything to make your situation BETTER. :)

And I definitely know what you mean when you're speaking of the "emergency funds". Lol, I've been building mine up for awhile. Hope things do get more pleasant for you from now on!

*Anita* said...

aw thanks for the award girl!! i haven't been on blogger lately 'cause i've been so busy so i'm sorry i missed seeing this! you are so sweet <3

Stephanie said...

i realized I never thanked you for the award! thank you! I'm so glad you're okay without a scratch. There was definitely an angel watching over you.

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