In a split second everything can change

Thursday, I was headed to my guitar class and what seemed to be a normal morning turned out to be near fatal. While crossing through an intersection a driver hit my passenger side and spun me around and I hit the curb on the opposite side of the road. He was going 55 at least. In a T-bone collision those tend to not turn out so well. My car was totaled but I was not. It just so happened that while sitting at the red light I rolled my window down on my driver side to pour my coffee out. When I took off at the greenlight I was broadsided from my passenger-side. Typically my head should have gone through my driver side window but rather than smashing my head into the window it went out the window and in the window back-and-forth as I went around and around. If it were not for me rolling the window down second before the impact I could have died on the scene. Especially with my present school fracture after the bicycle accident I would not have survived. Somebody wanted to keep me alive and kept me safe through that. I am constantly reminded of God’s hand in my life He has protected me through so much and I feel that the enemy keeps trying to wipe me out and yet God keeps saving my life through these bad circumstances. My whole life has been trials and yet I am still here I’m still alive and I’m still moving forward. I have some injuries from the accident it’s hard for me to walk around or even sit without pain. I have lost function in my right hand to the point where it goes numb and I drop anything that is in my hand. The pain I know will go away in time the loss of right arm functioning is the scary part. I saw a rehabilitation specialist today and he told me I will need MRI’s Of my neck lower back and right shoulder. He also said I will need some physical therapy. He told me I will have to take three months off work. That was really hard for me to hear, those of you who know me know that I am a workaholic and I have always maintained at least two jobs so this will not be easy for me to not work. I don’t do well sitting still let alone having to humble myself to ask for help and to call into work and let them know that I can’t come in for a while. that was really hard for me. I have to realize that everything happens for a reason. I need to remind myself of this because God has got me this far in life to where I am now He won’t lead me down the wrong path or put me in a situation that won’t be better off for me in the end goal of my life’s purpose. This will be a good time for me to heal both physically and mentally in a lot of ways I can’t slow myself down so it took an outside force to do it for me. It looks like I will have a lot to learn through this experience, this is only the beginning. I am alive and that is most important.

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Changes- Yet another move

It seems that change is the only consistent thing in life.  This recent move has been a big step for me.  I recently moved to Downtown Detroit to a high rise apartment overlooking the city.  I left behind a house I rented in Royal Oak. That house was a transition home for me. That was the last resort place I rented from somebody at work last minute as I got divorced and moved out of the home I lived in with my husband for 5 years. So as I left the transition home it was bittersweet. That was the home that provided me shelter and relief from a bad marriage. I started a new life in that home I got settled into a new job made new relationships and got back into dating again while living there. I grew a a lot while in that home and it was a great interim location. This move to Detroit was a good one. This was a move that I chose. I got to choose this time to go wherever I wanted to because I have nothing or nobody to hold me back from going or living anywhere. this wasn’t a runaway from a bad marriage or a rough family, this was MY decision. I love this place. It is close to the church I attend Woodside Detroit. I am also closer to many friends I made at this church. This will be a positive change in my life. I moved in with another young professional woman who works with me so that will be a positive experience as well.  The new job I started as a SANE nurse  at WC SAFE (Wayne County Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) is close by so I can respond to the pager in minutes.  I am in a thriving community and I am going to be a part of the uprising of a struggling city. A Pioneer! This is a positive change and a good one at that. This is going to be a telling year for me. All the contracts I have with car job and apartment go till next July so I will have a lot of change and decisions to make this year, it will be a year of growth and positivity and I am calling the shots in my life now and I will be orchestrating my future. it is a great feeling. I have  made great friends some of which helped me move to the new place, that was quite the job! I am so thankful for the people in my life. life is not all about the final destination, but it is about the connections you make along the way.