Life is a very precious thing. Each of our lives are special and unique. How many times do we actually think about how precious our life is until we see something happen to another, or perhaps something happens to us, to bring this to our attention.
Recently I was in my kitchen and bam!!! crash!!! If you have ever heard a crash between two vehicles, you know the sound. It’s not good. You may not be sure what has happened, but you know it’s not good.
As I looked out my kitchen window I saw the result. As I looked closely it appeared one vehicle was upside down. It took me just a few seconds to call 9-1-1. Even though we all have a cell phone, I wanted to make sure the call was made. After a few minutes of explaining any details I could to the person on the line, I decided to grab my cell phone and head out to see if there was anything I needed to do beyond that.
I am not a person who enjoys watching the aftermath of this type of thing. Here was a woman, obviously in pain, s-u-v upside down and lying half in and half out of this vehicle. By this time, various passersby and perhaps neighbors were assisting. Someone asked her about perhaps calling someone who would need to know about this and the woman indicated that her mother should be called. I called the number she was able to give us and left a voice message for her mother. This was not a message I enjoyed leaving and one I can’t even imagine getting.
When the rescue vehicles arrived, and at an appropriate moment, I let the lead guy know about the call to her mom and asked which hospital she would be taken to. He had me write down her number for him.
Wow! How our lives can change in the blink of an eye!