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We almost got to be with our Moms for Christmas…

Driving home from a lovely evening with friends, talking with Tamara and looking forward to the coziness of our home…

Driving home on 217 just now in the darkness, we came over one, of many hills with limited visibility…

As we came over the top of the hill, there were high beam lights coming directly at us, head on…the black of the darkness was pierced with the brightest light…

Tamara swerved off of the road, just in time, dirt flying everywhere, the Jeep jolted to a halt, no lights at all…headlights, dashboard…nothing…not a sound…nothing…

We looked at each other and didn’t even dare to breathe at first. Were we still here? What had just happened? The Jeep has not stalled and was still running and the lights came back on…and we were ok…

We touched each other on the leg, to be sure we were both still here…and we drove home in a fairly surreal silence….realizing that we were here, and only by the grace of God…

It is in moments like these, for me, that I cannot possibly deny that there is a power larger and greater…something else…because I truly do not think that I would be writing this post right now if there weren’t…

I miss my Mom terribly and I know that it’s not time for me to go be with her tonight…I know because Tamara and I just came real close to being home for Christmas with our Moms…and for whatever reason, our time was not tonight…

In these moments, for me, I feel how fragile life really is and how close death really is, to each of us…

There was no warning, no grand announcement…no prelude…it just was…and then it wasn’t…we were and then we weren’t…

We just celebrated our friend, with our friends, on her Birthday and stopped by for love and hugs with our family in our way home tonight…and no one could have known that maybe we, or you…or them…would not make it home…

Obvioisly, we did make it home tonight and if you are reading this, you obviously made it too…and we always make it, don’t we? We always make it, until we don’t make it anymore…it works until it doesn’t work anymore…it is until it isn’t anymore…

Tonight, in the blinding light of a head on collision that we were spared…I saw things in a very different light.

I am definitely loving a little deeper tonight and saying my prayers of thanksgiving…glad I got and gave so many hugs tonight…

Reminds me to never part ways angry or unresolved…if you have something to say, say it. If you love someone, say so…Don’t go to bed angry…say “I love you”, a lot…

All things are, until they are not…none of us is immune to the reality of that…

I am humbled to have seen and felt and known, in those moments, what could have been…and to be writing about it now…

Sending out much love tonight…I believe in the good things coming…

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