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.


Cynthia said...

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

Anonymous 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!!