I am thankful to live in a country that is free.
And I am thankful to be alive.
Yesterday I was driving between Javier's house and the fireworks stand I'd been running to raise money for the teens at our church. I had an unfortunate accident and I am so thankful to be alive and well. Sort of well.
I don't remember a lot of the accident. Someone was coming over into my lane, and then I spun across 4 lanes of traffic and smacked into cement median. The airbag deployed... I couldn't hear anything for a few minutes and I was terrified. But I was alive. And nothing was bleeding or broken.
I am so thankful for the angels I know God had protecting me. Because there is no way I should be even close to okay. There is no way the car should not have been completely smashed in. But I am. And it isn't.
I am really sore but thankful.
I am also thankful to Javier. Because he let me borrow his car that day. And that may have saved my life. My jeep could have rolled, or flipped. I am thankful that even though he is sad for his car, he is thankful I'm okay. And not mad at me.
I am thankful today for another day of life.
I am thankful today that I can hug the people I love.
I am thankful today for the life and the freedom that I have.
Here is my reminder to love big everyday.