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.


One thought on “In a split second everything can change

  1. That’s amazing how God protected your head, Rachel! What doc did you get to see? Sounds like he’s taking your injuries seriously. I’ll be praying for you!

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