Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Wednesday Blogtoberfest 16, 2013
This is the story of my day. (Not to be confused with my "Story-of-the-day")
My hubs is a fireman/EMT veteran of almost 40 years. The scanner went off at 4am for a rescue. He came home about 6am and fed the dogs and let them out. This is a treat for me, as I am usually the one that duty usually falls to. Most of this doesn't apply to the story, but it does have a point, read on anyway.
I check my facebook just about every morning while I am eating breakfast. This message, above, was on it. And two others just about like it, but different, saying make sure you tell the people that you love that you love them, as you just never know. I thought that was odd that that was the 'theme' of several of the posts on there this morning.
We both got around for our work days, and off to work we both went. I actually got to work early! (Which was fine, because I had a little time to make up) On the drive into work I kept thinking about the theme on the facebook page, and decided to make a special point to text my hubs and boys and wish them a good morning and tell them I love them.
So when I got to work, while my computer was booting up, I did just that. As I am texting, several sirens go by my place of work. A terrible accident involving a bus, sent 11 people to the hospital. I had JUST come through that intersection!! Luckily, most were treated and released, although two are still in the hospital.
If my hubby hadn't been up this morning early, and let out the dogs, the timing would have been just about right for me to be in the middle of that accident. As bad as I feel for those involved, I feel lucky to have been to work a few minutes early. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason.
A lady at work came to see me before lunch. She said, "Lin, I have to thank you. You asked to see these pictures. I was already out to my car and remembered them, and turned around and went back in to get them for you. If I hadn't done that, I would have been about where that accident happened this morning, so I just wanted to say thanks. As it was, I was stuck in the rerouted traffic in the aftermath." Of course, it wasn't my influence, but she was serious in her realization.
Today was not an excellent day. There were parts that weren't easy. But sometimes, we are where we need to be. I am a firm believer.