I know that I have started this blog as a place to share my short fiction pieces, but I think I want to
sprinkle in some of my life adventures as well. After finding my old blog on blogger.com, it occurs to me that I need to provide my readers with a touch of me.
So, here is a post from that site from last year. It is from a few months after my car accident in Aug. ’15. Hope it gives you a little piece of me that you can relate to and can gain something from it. Enjoy!
After my car accident in August, I felt the return of the deep sadness that shook me after my miscarriage. It came back with a vengeance and threatened to swallow me whole. However, with the strength of my family and kindness of strangers, I am now on the mend and coming to terms with my disability. It is not the type of disability that will keep me wheelchair bound or cause my brain to stop working, but it will influence my life forever. I will always be timid at walking long distances. It will be a challenge just to get back behind the wheel of a car, but I have to knowing I am stronger than I was before my “happy” accident.
Why do I say “happy”? It’s because my life is so much richer than it ever was before. I am more grateful for my family than I was last year. By simple acts of kindness by students and staff at MWSU, I feel blessed beyond measure. I hope their acts of kindness will inspire others to do the same and the butterfly effect will ripple through this whole word. It just takes one simple act and it all began with one “happy” accident.