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Monday, March 19, 2012

Against Drunk Driving



I am extremely frustrated these days and I am sorry if this is going to turn out to be a venting session... however... my Sister was just in a horrible car accident, hit by a driver under the influence of alcohol.  She is very blessed to be alive and will be recovering for a long time.
It frustrates me that some people do not think, do not plan ahead (if they are going to be drinking) and do the right thing ~ get in a taxi or get someone to be a designated driver for the night.  Many innocent people suffer for their thoughtlessness!
My Sister is a fighter and she will recover, but there are many who die in these accidents that will never have the blessed opportunity to recover from their injuries. 
My Sister has a broken neck, she was almost scalped from flying glass that has left her with a head full of stitches and staples holding her head together), she has a broken collar bone, 3 broken ribs, a broken deformed wrist which she needs surgery on in a couple weeks... physiotherapy has to come to her hospital room everyday to try and help her to relearn how to walk.  It's a mess!  My nephew said that she lost A LOT of blood at the accident scene ~ he almost fainted when he first saw her at the hospital.  By the time I got there (which was an airplane ride away) she was all stitched and stapled shut but her hair is still washing out dry blood and it's been over a week! 
I pray for her quick recovery as she has two young daughters at home that need their Mama! 
If you have any influence over anyone in your life to stop them from drinking and driving, PLEASE, PLEASE stop them!  I am one of the lucky ones, I still have my Sister... but who know's who will not be so lucky.

Sorry for the content of this post, I am really needing to vent my frustration.
Many hugs and blessings to you Dear Friends.







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14 comments:

Catherine... said...

Oh Kelly, my thoughts are with you and your sister...vent away...talking or texting on a mobile is just as devasting and speeding. Sending you and your sister and family lots of love...

Joanna said...

Oh my goodness, Kelly - first of all I'm so glad that your sister survived this dreadful and shocking experience. She will have a long road of suffering ahead as she rebuilds her life and her health, but SHE'S ALIVE! You are so right about drink drivers. It horrifies me that so many people still choose to drive when they know they will be drinking alcohol/taking drugs.

My thoughts will be with you, your sister and her family. Keep strong, my friend.

Robin said...

OMG Kelly I am so sorry to hear this..I am praying for your sister..there is NEVER enough said about this topic...it is always there and touches someones life...there is no excuse for this behavior..I feel as you do..I think that the stats are so high ..of those being injured or hurt ..some thing like 2 every hour...so the more said the better...I feel that every car should have a breathalizer installed..or at least the laws should be much stricter...My thoughts go to you, your sister and your families...Hugs and Prayers...Robin

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Thank you Dear friends for your encouragement! I agree Catherine, texting or talking on your phone can be just as devastating! Why oh why??? Thank you for all your sweet comments. Love and blessings to you all.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Don't apologize for writing this! May each of us tell a teenager, or anyone else who needs the reminder and wake up call. Blessings to your family, your sister, you.

Janet said...

My thoughts are with you and your sister. I don't think you need to apologize for writing this because it's something we all need to be reminded of and pass on to others. A car is something that needs our full attention when we're behind the wheel. Too often that isn't the case anymore.

laurie said...

i am glad you are able to be with your sister and support her while she heals. i am so sorry she, and you, have to go through this. to protect ourselves and each other we have to be AWARE. driving requires our complete attention and we can never be reminded of that too often.

Sandra Kaye said...

I am so sorry to hear about your sister!! I am super thankful that she survivied!! Thank you Father!!! I will be praying for her quick recovery!!! Keep us posted on how she is doing, please!! Many hugs to you and your family!! Sandie

Melanie said...

So thankful to hear that she did survive. I am in the healthcare field and I have seen firsthand the dangers of alcohol. Not only from drinking a lot but also from the dangersof drinking and driving. You have every right to be mad. I pray for a speedy recovery for her and healing for your family.

CJD said...

I was very sorry to hear about your sister's injuries. You have been such a good example to me regarding prayer and spirituality. I'm glad your sister has you for love and support in this difficult time. I wish her the very best.

Suz said...

Kelly, How awful. Kat has done such a better job at this than my generation did. We were so stupid and I know many people killed in drinking related accidents. I am sorry about your sister. That is a lot of injury. I hope she continues to recover steadily.
Thanks you so much for the support you gave me during Jud's illness this year. I appreciated it so much. I am lucky to have such friends!
Big hugs,
Suz

Suz said...

Kelly, How awful. Kat has done such a better job at this than my generation did. We were so stupid and I know many people killed in drinking related accidents. I am sorry about your sister. That is a lot of injury. I hope she continues to recover steadily.
Thanks you so much for the support you gave me during Jud's illness this year. I appreciated it so much. I am lucky to have such friends!
Big hugs,
Suz

An'Angelia Thompson said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sister, Kelly. I was wondering where you've been. I certainly understand your frustration and rant, and would certainly be feeling the same way. Prayers and well wishes to all of you, and I hope your sister's recovery is speedy and complete. Hugs to you, dear friend.

Creative Mish said...

Somehow I missed this post about your sister. I'm sure almost everyone feels the same about drunk drivers. I'll keep your Sister in my prayers. She is blessed to be alive