You never know when it will be the last time
April 8, 2016 5:32am CST
Recently I found out a girl who was in my ECE class at the vocational high school i went to was in a pretty bad car accident. I wouldn't necessarily call this person my friend, we got along, and we hung out while in class together, but we've never hung out outside of school. She's more of an acquaintance, but I feel for her and her family, and it just kind of shocked me. She's on my FB and we've talked here and there when we see each other, and I guess I just never thought that something like this would happen to her, she's young and she has a young daughter. When we were in ECE we were forced to spend a lot of time with each other, because it was a class of about 10 to 12 girls and we spent the majority of our time together while at school, and you get to know people, you talk and you may not necessarily always like them, but you're stuck with each other. I liked this girl for the most part, she was nice, but not the type of person I'd normally spend my time with outside of school. We are two very different people, but the point is stuff happens, and you don't always expect it to, I mean who honestly expects someone that young to be in an accident? Not that I didn't expect it, I just never really thought about it. I remember there was a senior ECE girl when I was a junior in ECE that died in a car accident, and of course no one expects these things to happen, but they do and then you're left thinking about how it could be anyone. I had just seen a bunch of her posts the day before it happened, and I know she was going through a lot with her daughter's father, and then this happens, but it really made me think. This really could have been anyone, this could have been me or someone I am really close to, and it's a terrifying thought. You just never know when something bad is going to happen, you never know when someone might not wake up or come home alive. You just don't know. It makes me want to cling to those I love and make sure they know just how much I love them. There are times I'm fighting with my boyfriend and I just want to stay mad and be stubborn, and I let him leave for work without telling him how much I love him or without willingly giving him a kiss goodbye, I just stay mad, and then sometimes I do think, and I realize I need to suck it up and make sure that the last words I say to him are how much I love him. I don't want him to ever think that I don't love him, the same goes for my son. I never want my last words to anyone to be hateful, especially not to someone I love. I never know when I will take my last breath, I never know when someone I love will take their last breath. It's a scary thought, but I really need to make sure they know I love them. We should all make sure that the people we care about know just how much, never stay angry, life is literally too short. You never know when you'll be seeing someone for the last time. Make sure every moment with your loved ones count. I would like to say that the girl I mentioned from my understanding will more than likely make it, but she has a long road ahead of her, it could have taken her life, but she is going to get a second chance, I hope she really makes it count. She was on the verge of death and came back, I'm incredibly grateful to hear she will she will eventually recover, but sad to hear about the long road she has ahead of her. I hope everyone here tells the people in their life how much they love and care about them. I know I don't plan on letting my boyfriend ever leave angry or believing for a second that I don't love him. I usually have a lot of pride, but I think I need to start sucking it up. This just hit a little too close to home.
2 people like this
• United States
10 Apr 16
I am sorry to hear that your acquaintance is on the mend. Sometimes it takes tragic happenings to open our eyes and realize that it could happen to us as well. We need to live each day as if it were our last. Tell those we love that we love them. Reach out to those who are close to us and keep them close. Big hugs to you Keisha.
• United States
10 Apr 16
Thank you, I'm just glad that she'll survive. It was kind of shocking to hear, I've known her since HS. It really does take stuff like this to make us realize how short life is. I try my best to make sure that my last words to someone isn't something hateful, I'm not a hateful person anyway, but I'm not good at expressing my feelings to other people, it's something I'm working on.