It happened on June 28th, 2017. It was around 6:35 and I had just run into Wawa to grab dinner. My mom was flying out the next day to move my grandmother up to PA from Florida. Then it happened. I was involved in my first car accident. I still remember hearing the crunch of metal and looking up and seeing my airbag had gone off. I was never involved in an accident before and never experienced the airbag going off. That was scary. I had to climb into the back seat to get out of the car. I was pretty shaken up however to this day, I am thankful for being alive.
Yes, to this day, I still have flashbacks to my accident. Not as frequent and much less. I might have walked away with a few scrapes, but I actually have a herniated disc. Yes, I know I'm 21 and have a herniated disc, however, for me, this injury is a reminder. A reminder that even though I was involved in an accident, I am still alive. I never had a testimony for my faith and this is my new testimony. If the car was any closer to my driver's side door I would be much worse.
So on this week leading up to Thanksgiving, I am thankful for being alive and not being badly injured. I'm thankful for my friends and family and their support over the past months. I am thankful for my faith and how through this time, I have grown. On this week leading up to Thanksgiving, I encourage those to reach out and thank someone in their life.