I've been counting my blessings over the past few days and thanking GOD for everything I have in my life.
My cousin was in a very serious car accident on Friday morning. It was one of those phone calls that you dread ever getting again. The unknown, the "what do I do", the unimaginable thoughts that run through your head.
All I heard was....ejected from car, bleeding on the brain, unconscious....
My cousin is 27 years old...and she was NOT wearing her seat belt....and it SAVED her life.
Friday morning, she was pulling out onto a 4 lane highway from the street she lives on. She didn't see the car and pulled out into the intersection and was T-boned by an oncoming car. My cousin was thrown through the passenger window of her car and onto the grass on the side of the road. A young woman who was 2 cars behind her came to her side and prayed with her. The first paramedic on the scene looked at the woman praying and said "you are wasting your time." Those words give me chills all over my body...how could anyone be wasting their time?
She was rushed to the hospital where they immediately began working on her. Within the day, she was in stable condition with the following injuries....
4 Fractured bones around her eye socket
Lots of cuts from glass and bruises
Praise GOD that she is alive.....he was truly watching over her.
I was able to go to the hospital yesterday and she her. She was awake and moving her arms around. She recognized me, Hubby, and my parents. She has short term memory loss and has absolutely no clue what has happened, nor how lucky she was.
My uncle went and looked at her car...which is unrecognizable- and the scary part is...if she had her seat belt on, she would have been instantly killed...it's amazing to me how that happens sometimes.
She has an extremely long recovery ahead and she is in an extreme amount of pain, but I am so eternally grateful that she will make it through this.
Please pray for her and my family, and also pray for the 61 year old woman that was in the other car, also stable but with serious injuries.
Life is short and you never know what is going to happen. I'm so thankful for my life and everything I have and I hope everyone will be grateful for miracles that can happen when you need them most.
*Please wear your seat belt despite what I've stated here. 90% of the time, a seat belt will SAVE your life and you definitely want those odds on your side.