Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Way Back When-sday


This is a picture of my youngest brother, Brandon, from about 10 years ago. I don't remember exactly but I'm sure Mama or someone can put in a comment when it was. The cuts and stitches on Brandon's head and face in the picture are from when his head put that hole in the windshield on his truck. What may have saved his life is the extra strong bumper that had been added to the front of it ... that, and the powers above. I remember seeing Mama's face when she was standing beside Brandon's bed in the emergency room and she looked up at me when I came in. I don't know what she would have done if things hadn't turned out the way they did. I post this Way Back picture now at the start of this holiday season to remind us all how important we are to someone out there. Brandon has had a couple of these close call accidents and I'm sure some of you have had friends or family who weren't as lucky as Brandon was. Please remember during this season how important it is to get where you are going -- alive ... and how just as important it is for the people sharing the roads with you to get where they are going.

2 comments:

Mama said...

I remember that night as if it were last night. January 25, 1995
A time that I don't wish on my worst enemy. As you put it, "the powers above", have come through for me a lot in my life time. I'm sure there were a lot of others sending words to up above to watch over us during that time. Granddaddy, especially. He was visiting us when Brandon had this accident.

I ditto your message on how important it is for the people sharing the roads to get where we are going at this time of year.

ILY

Kim and Victoria said...

Great reminder.