Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Six Years

Today represents an ominous anniversary for me. It’s a rather dramatic, and traumatic experience – so if that’s not your bag, don’t go here.

12 comments:

Saur♥Kraut said...

I am really glad you made it. You've enriched my life, and the lives of others. And we've never even met in real life! ;o)

BarBarA said...

I've read your story before and will never tire of hearing how your miraculously survived such a horrific accident. I totally agree with Saur - you enrich my life as well.

Happy 6 years of a changed life!

Bhakti said...

Add me to the list of lives you have--and continue to enrich.

I am SO glad that you lived to tell about this accident. After reading the story on your other blog, I realize why we have such a soul connection. Surviving such trauma either makes you or breaks you: we're survivors, and we've lived to tell! We not only recognize, but we absolutely enjoy beauty in all of its forms--perhaps a little bit more than those who haven't almost lost their lives. It can be no other way when you survive such a traumatic experience and then live your life with utter optimism.

Life is good!

Here's to many more years of journaling and sharing your life experiences that so enrich the lives of everyone who crosses your path.

Love to you,
Bhakti

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

bloody hell mate!

How the hell you survived that god only knows - oh, and my gran (she knows everything!) - i guess every day is a gift now

i have heard others who have survived moments that really they shouldn't speak of their senses being heightened - they smell frsh cut grass like never before, the sky has never looked so blue before - i suppose we drink deeper of life when we have come so close to losing it....hellofa story fella

Lady Lux said...

Mike:

um'..this may sound weird..but some things you said there hit me hard...it was like reading myself...the part about failure..and how you try..and how you know deep inside your..um'...good...

um'...I'm just so overwhelmed...reading everything...just overwhelmed...

I'm happy you surived..to write this..to make me read what you wrote...

I'll be thinking about everything I've read here..for..quite..longer than I remember the others I've read...

thanks for the connect...

overwhelmed me...
Luxie

Mr. Althouse said...

saur ~ Thank you, you have enriched my life as well. I treasure our friendship!

barb ~ Yes my friend, you have been privy to more than most. You and saur were early visitors here and have been with me the whole way. Thank you!

bhakti ~ Yes we do have a connection. And everyday is a gift. I know you know what I mean.

paul ~ What you say is true, however, the transformation in outlook was not immediate. It took a coupl of years before I realized how lucky I was.

lux ~ I am glad I was able to touch you. It is not pleasant reliving the experience, however, it does fill me with gratitude and humility - I think that's what I'm trying to say.

Ellen said...

The way I see it: Your gain, is our gain.... it's all good.

You must have shuddered at the pictures from the wreck, and wondered how you ever survived that. I know I did.... as does everybody else, I'm sure. Yikes, I've got goosebumps just thinking about it.

Mr. Althouse said...

ellen ~ you're too kind. I actually carry a "wallet" size version of that picture with me - I never want to forget. The gratitude I have today overwhelms any discomfort the image brings.

Belizegial said...

Not so much an "ominous anniversary", much more of a "reawakening". Thanks for sharing this personal story.

Lee Ann said...

Have a wonderful weekend!
~xo

Rainbow dreams said...

Wow thats some story, terrifying for all of you - I'm imagining what it was like for your sons too.
What an incredible survival.

I think it's important for others to hear stories like yours - it gives life and it gives hope.

Against all odds - thanks for sharing

Spinning Girl said...

Holy everliving crap!
Wow.
Your life is a wonderful gift.