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.