our prayers are with you
..there have been so many reminders lately about how fragile we are and how quickly our lives can change.
A little story to reinforce how quickly things happen. I hope this isn't inappropriate. April 25th, 2004 a driver in an SUV was in a hurry and made the decision to run a red light and as a result hit me head on around 50 mph only having time to leave 7 ft of skid mark. My life has been forever changed while doing something I'd loved since I was 8, riding motorcycles. I fractured my right orbital socket (yes, full face helmet), shoulder, shoulder blade, 6 vertebra, sternum, ribs, pelvis, tibia, knee, foot, hands.. the list goes on and I'm still here to bitch about it and also asking everyone to be safe, don't get yourself into a rush, check your tires, slow down at intersections, and dress appropriately. All that basic stuff we already know but I guess maybe we should hear more often. Who cares if you're running a little late for work or whatever, it's not worth losing your life over, or surviving something like this and being in pain for the rest of your life and/or losing limbs. In most cases it's never our fault. In my case that guy should not have been there, and yet in a split second there he was, so we have to be that much more careful out there. Be safe ya'll and have fun. It's been 3 years almost and I'm just getting back on the horse to ride for a bit longer before they have to replace my knee and bench me a little longer.. And while I still love it, it takes a lot out of me these days. I can't stress enough how much I don't want anything like this to happen to you or anyone else. It is my wish that our culture took more time to talk about and teach each other the values of respect and safety for our fellow man on the road. ~ peace