“Life is too short..” thats what the woman thought as she was driving home after dropping off her son to school.
It all started one morning. She woke her son up for school, made his lunch, made him his typical bowl of cereal, got him dressed and off they went. This morning her husband had gone into work early so she also had to get her 3 year old out of bed and dressed for the cold weather to take her son to school. It was an oddly quiet car ride, her son usually is asking 20 questions all the way to school, but this morning was different. She dropped him off, said her goodbyes and home she went with her 3 year old.
She drove the same normal drive home. All of a sudden a car slows down, she’s thinking “c’mon the light is green!” then she noticed as this car drove away there was another car ahead of them that had slowed and pulled over and shoes on the ground in front of her car. She immediately thought someone must have dropped somethings out of their car on accident….but then she turned her head to the left and saw a person, lifeless just laying on the ground, cars pulled over and people frantically getting out to see if they were ok. They were not ok. They didn’t move.
This woman in the story was me this morning. I drove past, because honestly I was in the way and wasn’t going to run across an intersection of traffic with my 3 year old in hand to see if I can help the other 10 people already helping. I was maybe 1 minute behind actually seeing it happen and glad I did not witness that, but it still affected me. I have never seen a lifeless body, their shoes had flown off and landed on the opposite side of traffic. I have no idea if this person is ok, but immediately I thought, what about their family and what about the person who hit them, what will their lives look like now?
Life is way way too short, I have seen too many stories lately of loved ones leaving this earth too early, some I know some I don’t. Today made me realize that if we want our lives to change, if we want things to be different, we have to go after them. We have to step out of our comfort zones and just go for it, because before you know it time will be up. God showed me today, in a way that I would have never thought possible to go after the things I have been afraid to. So in the next few weeks, you may start to see this blog change a bit. I am going to step out in faith and talk about things I didn’t want to, in hopes to reach others out there who may be in the same place in life that I am now or maybe where I was a year ago, who knows.
My hope in this post was not to sadden or worry you, my hope was to put in perspective how short a time we have on this earth. What impact do you want to make? What do you want your legacy to look like? Is God pulling on your heartstrings to shake things up? Maybe its time to go for it!