I am going to share a personal experience that happened to me about 12 years ago.
You may of course, interpret it anyway you would like. I still don't really understand it, however, I remember it from time to time sometimes when I am questioning what exactly I am doing with my life or in what direction I am suppose to be going in my life.
Due to my life's circumstances at the time, I was working two jobs. One being a newspaper delivery job done by vehicle. I would usually have my route taken care of by around 5 am each morning.
This one particular morning it had been raining slightly so the roads were a little slick. I was on the way to my last drop. The road I was on went around a large lake and was very winding and twisting. I will admit that I was going a little too fast for weather conditions and was not wearing a seat belt.
On this particular trip, I fortunately was by myself, even though I would on occasion take my three children, one of which was only 5 months at the time.
As I remember it, as I went to manipulate this last very sharp curve, I knew as I entered it, I was not going to be able to make it safely through the curve. I felt that if I had continued to try and turn my wheels to get around that curve, I was certain that I was going to turn the vehicle over.
The vehicle proceeded to go over and down a 25 ft. steep embankment. All I can remember was seeing trees all over the place. I just knew I was going to slam head on with one of those trees. I remembered trying to keep the steering wheel under control, however, it was uncontrollable. I ended up having to let loose. I within a split instant realized my fate was out of my hands.
The next thing I recall seemed to be out of a movie. The vehicle (which happened to be a mini van) came to a sudden stop as it hit head on with the opposite side of a very very deep ditch. Somehow it had missed all of those trees. For an instant, there was complete silence except the "uummph" sound that came from my gut as the vehicle came to a very hard stop.
I found myself sitting on the front center of the van in between the two bucket seats. There was smoke coming from under the hood which sent me into a panic thinking there was a fire.
I somehow grabbed my purse and threw it out the passenger door. My plan was to jump out the passenger door onto the ground to safety just in case there was a fire or explosion.
However, something had a different idea in mind for me. I managed to get to the very edge of the passenger seat with my legs dangling over the edge with the door opened. For some unknown reason, I could not for the life of me, budge from off that seat. I tried with all my might. This may sound strange, but I literally felt as if there was a hand, or some unseen force that would not allow me to move out of that vehicle. I can still, so vividly, so unbelievably, feel that force today as I go back over what happened.
All I could do from that point was to try and blow the horn and yell for help. Luckily, there were a couple of houses within earshot which included a few dogs. So luckily for me, with the noise of the horn, the dogs barking and my yelling, help soon arrived.
I was taken by a very bumpy ambulance ride to the nearest hospital, only to be airlifted by life flight to another hospital where they could properly treat me. I ended up have a broken pelvis and a dislocated hip. I was later told that there could have been a couple of possible outcomes other than how things actually turned out for me.
If I had actually had my seat belt on, which "yes", we normally should always wear our seat belts, however, the way the steering wheel had been bent and crushed on impact, if I had still been sitting in the drivers seat, I would have been paralyzed from the waist down.
Or, if I had fell to the ground like I was planning to do, due to the way my pelvis had broke, the broke bone would have severed one of my main arteries and I would have bled to death within seconds.
Due to that accident 12 years ago, I have had ongoing pain and challenges to overcome. I have had to spend months in rehab and even ended up having a total hip replacement. I will continue to have ongoing issues with pain in and around my hips and lower back.
The main focus of my story that I can not and will not EVER forget, is that unbelievable "invisible force" that held me in that position on the side of that seat, and would not allow me to fall to the ground. "Yes", I do remember hurting, but I was pushing with all my might with my hands trying to push myself out of that vehicle.
I COULD NOT MOVE!!
I am not quite sure what held me in that spot. Honestly, even though I am not as religious as someone else may be, I do believe that there is a God and I feel it may have been him with his hand on my letting me know that it was not my time.
Now I have experienced a couple of other happenings in my life that I can not exactly explain why things happened the way they do. But when speaking with others, I do believe that everyone, for one reason or another, has a reason they are here on this great planet of ours.
I am still trying to pinpoint why I am. It could be many different reasons that I don't understand and may never understand. But, I do feel that there was a reason why things happened they way they did at that time and place for me.
I know that we must each take each day as a gift and be happy for what we have in our lives and be happy for what we can offer to others when possible.
Even on those days that life doesn't seem to be treating us in a way we feel it should, we still must know that we are blessed in some way or another. I feel that if we happened to forget, that one day, somehow, someway, we WILL be forced to remember.
From me to you, wishing you a very blessed and happy life.
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