Friday, September 6: A story about a time you were very afraid.
I can’t honestly remember a time I was more scared than when I got into my car accident. I was in the right lane going through an intersection. The other driver was in the opposing traffic waiting to make a left turn, intersecting me. There were cars in the lane separating us that hid our view from the other.
All of a sudden there was a car in front of me. I slammed my breaks, hoping that I could stop in time to avoid hitting them, but I knew in the back of my mind that there would be no way for me to stop my car. And as I neared the intersection with other car mid-turn, I saw a child in the passenger seat.
My heart leaped into my throat. Here I was, a teacher, about to hit a mother and her child in a car on the child’s side. A million emotions ran through me. Anger, because how could she turn like that and endanger her child when another car was coming? Fear, as I thought Oh my God, I’m gonna hurt this child. Anger, began, because I knew I could not stop in time. Grief, in advance, because I expected the worst. And then every emotion known to man just swept over me.
And the only thing I could do was…breathe. Just breathe.
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