Second Chances

About 9 years ago, on this exact date, I was in a near fatal car accident with two of my friends in college. I am still shocked that we walked away from that situation. I look back on these photos and remind myself that there is a reason God left me on this earth. In the blink of an eye, we could’ve all been gone.

What if I didn’t wake up in time?

We could have went over the guardrail. A truck could’ve hit us as we swerved over two highway lanes and flipped numerous times into the median strip.

But, God woke us up!

He gave me the strength to push my driver’s door open and pull both of my friends out of the vehicle in a short amount of time.

When you’re in a situation like that, you think the worst. What if the car explodes? What if someone didn’t make it?

But, we all survived.


I’ve had many sleepless nights since that accident. It was a traumatic experience for me to emotionally process. I still can’t sleep without proper neck support as my sleeping pattern has never been the same since that accident.

From almost not making it to my 19th birthday and finishing college, to potentially ending up on a different life path. God forbid if things had turned out differently for my friends! I don't even want to think about it anymore, because those are the thoughts that still haunt me on Halloween.

But, my God was watching over us that morning. He prevented all of the negative scenarios from becoming the ultimate outcome.

I always look back at these photos to remember that God has something special for me to do on this earth. I have a purpose to serve, and I'm still on my journey to complete the mission he has set out for me.

I thank God every morning that I am able to see another day, because tomorrow is not promised. Never take this gift called "life" for granted. I got a second chance. Even though I’ve made mistakes along the way, it’s moments like these that remind me how powerful my God is and how blessed I am to be alive.

Thank you God, for giving me a second chance at life.



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