Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ohio, USA
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You guys are truly incredible. So much love! I've missed you all and this forum, you'll sure be seeing more of me than you have recently.
I am hesitant about driving but I have no choice, I have to drive to my job and to my boyfriend's and everything else. I am so much more cautious than I was before, and that's not a bad thing whatsoever.
Cars are so scary. They are convenient, yes, but they cause so much heartbreak and devastation.
I remember I was in the seventh grade and I came home to my mom very upset. She told my that my 18-year-old cousin, Nathan, had gotten in a very serious car wreck. He was driving down a country road (completely sober) to bring his fiance home from work. Somehow he drifted a little too far into the left lane, and a semi truck smashed into him. They violently swerved around and the passenger side was facing another oncoming car, and that car (probably going 50 mph or more) smashed into the passenger's side, killing his fiance instantly. My mom kept a lot of gruesome details from me as I was young, but when I continued asking questions, she told me that when they found his fiance, they couldn't even tell if she was a boy or girl.
It makes me ball my eyes out to this day. I never met his fiance as they lived very far from us, but I knew that he was truly in love with this girl, despite their young age. He was in the hospital for quite some time. I went with my mom and family to visit him, and it was so terrible seeing him in the state. He obviously wasn't with it, wasn't talking, in and out of sleep, very seriously and brutally injured.
I wasn't there for when he finally asked about Cassie. But it tears me apart to think about how his mother had to sit there and tell him that the love of his life was gone due to the accident he had caused. I could never, EVER imagine how that must have felt. I don't think I'd be able to bare that, especially at only 18 years old.
I saw her obituary and she was absolutely gorgeous, young and had so much ahead of her. It kills me to think about and I don't even know her, Nathan must have felt like the world had come to a brutal end.
After that he got into some really bad stuff, really struggled, but who could blame him? He had a really hard time moving on for a few years. But now he has another amazing fiance and a wonderful 1 year old baby boy, and he seems so incredibly happy and alive. I think he's in his mid twenties now.
Just wanted to share that with you all because it actually crosses my mind quite a lot.
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