Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wake up Call

I was driving north on I-17 for work Tuesday morning. I looked down for a minute and when I looked up, I had drifted too far left and was aiming for the end of a guard rail. I made a correction, but lost control of the car. It spun 1 and a half times, hitting the guard rail on the front, back and side of the car. It was terrifying.
I am very luck and blessed in a lot of ways. I'm lucky I didn't hit the end of the guard rail at 75mph. I'm lucky that the guard rail was there and I didn't roll or go off the road. I'm lucky that no else hit me or that I didn't hit anyone else. I'm lucky that I didn't get hurt.
It really scared me though. Helped me to know that I am not as good of a driver as I thought and how easy it is to lose control at speed. It caused me to really count my blessings. It caused me to think hard about my life and what I was doing with it.
Glad to still be here with you all.

4 comments:

Cynthia said...

Scary !!!!!!
Glad you are ok.

Cathy said...

so tell me more about this self evaluation! Glad you are okay, I don't think "scary" is a good enough adjective for what you went through! I guess the good Lord still needs you here on this earth safe & sound ;)!!!

bandanamomtoo said...

Oh my gosh Suzanne! So sorry! It is very scary when something like that happens!

Janet in MN said...

Scary!!! So glad you are okay!!