Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Car in The Ditch and Regrets of the Dying

I am sitting here at 1 a.m. waiting for a tow truck. My son called a short while ago to say he'd spun out on the ice on his way home from visiting friends, and now our car is in a ditch. My husband and I drove over to pick him up and I knew he felt bad from his stricken face, but I also know he's a responsible person and, well, like the tee-shirt so succinctly states, shit happens.
"We've all done something like this, at one time or another," I told him. "The good news is, you're not hurt, and neither is the car from the looks of it. We'll get it hauled out as soon as we can. In the great scheme of things, this is minor."
The tow truck has been summoned, and I've sent everyone to bed, figuring I'm a late owl anyway and they all have to get up early to get to the airport (at 6:30 a.m.) and/or to work, so I can sleep in if need be.
Then I came across this post. It sure puts that car in a ditch into perspective.
From Arise India Forum:
Nurse Reveals Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

*It's now 2:15 a.m., the car is back in the driveway, everyone I love is tucked safely into bed, so all is right with the world.


BB said...

Damn this is GOOD. Tweeting it. Reading it. Will go to sleep tonight thinking about it...

Yutha said...

Aw, poor Chris. I'm glad he's okay but it is a scary thing. You're a good Mom!

A Novel Woman said...

Isn't it good? Not maudlin, just really thought provoking and just in time for a New Year!

It wasn't that scary Yutha. Small ditch, slow descent, but he felt bad. However, when the phone rings in the middle of the night, it's never good news. Made my heart go haywire.

Kelly said...

Glad BB tweeted this. Quite thought provoking.

Debby said...

It is thought provoking, and I am pondering this. I have just met a woman who walks in her own little sphere of serenity. I find myself thinking "I need to know this woman better." So I walked up to her and told her how much I admired her aura, and that I really needed to get to know her. She looked quite surprised, and then hugged me. I hugged her back. She will teach me good lessons. Learning from her has become my New Year resolution.

A Novel Woman said...

Cool Debby! Most of the people I meet are walking around in a sphere of depression coupled with a whiff of bad body odour and stale onions. I look forward to hearing about her!

thewoodenspoongirl said...

Ma'am, I don't think I even caught your name (I need to be more observant. Usually I am.) But I know, only after reading three of your posts, that I love what I've found. You seem to have a positive outlook on life, and care enough to share it with those around you. I'm 19, but already am noticed how fast time goes by, and seeing the lives of my older friends slip away. Life is so full, there is so much of it to be learned, only if a person is willing to go "out there" and retrieve its goodness. I am so blessed to be learning these things now, and hope more youngsters can "lend their ears" so they also can have fuller, richer lives before it's too late. I thoroughly enjoyed this post. THANK YOU! =]