Life's lessons....

United States
June 6, 2007 10:45am CST
how many of you can remember a time in your life when something happened that altered or changed your path, your way of thinking etc...generally it made such an impact on you that you consider it a life changing lesson. I have had many, but one that is in the forefront was Christmas of 1970. My mother, I my brothers and my sister, loaded into a Chevrolet Apache pickup and went to spend Christmas with my uncle and his family and my grandfather. We had a wonderful time there, then on the 29th we headed back home. It had started to rain and we stopped and had the boys get in the cab with us before we continued. 2.6 miles outside of Nara Visa, New Mexico, a car came around the curve and ran us off the road. My mother over-corrected and we ended up spinning, then flipping end over end. When I came to, I found my mother face down in the grass and not moving. I turned her over and cleared her airway passage, (I was 11 and could only remember CPR from my Brownie troop), I tilted her head and gave her mouth to mouth, but it did no good. Her eyes rolled back in her head and she gasped her last breath in my arms. That day changed everything about my life and life as I knew it was no more...
2 responses
@vokey9472 (1489)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I am so sorry for what happened to you. I was reading your post and it brought tears to my eyes. I cannot think of anything that has happened in my life that even comes close to comparing to what you went through.
• United States
6 Jun 07
Please don't shed tears for me...I lost my mother in the physical sense, but i know that she is here with me always. Not everyone has gone through what I did to have something make a difference in their life, and that instant was one of many things that i have dealt with in my 47 years of life. Each day brings a new and different lesson and we must seek each one to see which one we can learn from. God be with you and may you always have sunshine and laughter in your life..
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
i'm sorry to hear about your mom. life can sometimes be bitter but be it not be a reason for us to stop dreaming and go for the dream. there are a lot of things that has happened to me and has made a lot of impact in my life. whatever those things are i still thank God for making me what i am now. life itself is a changing process. no day has the same experience as the other.
• United States
6 Jun 07
So true...everyday is full of moments that if we let them can alter our life, we must watch closely for those things that make the positive changes, and disregard those that will make our change a negative one...God Bless