Finding Purpose from my Near-Death Experience

In two-seconds my life flashed before me. I watched an 18 wheeler semi truck crash into my car head-on as I was facing interstate traffic.  I could have been killed last Sunday night around 8:30.  That thought horrified me but also empowered me in so many ways.

I couldn’t even begin to process the emotions that were hitting my brain right now.  The car hydroplaned, I wasn’t going fast at all…and suddenly I feel my tires not cooperating with how I was steering the wheel. And I lose control. As I was trying to get into the shoulder, the car was doing the exact opposite.  I ended up in three lanes of interstate traffic. I know at least two cars hit me, which sent me spinning. But then I was faced head on with an 18 wheeler truck.  I knew it was going to hit me, but I had NO CONTROL over the location. My life flashed before my eyes as I watched it come towards me around 40 to 50 miles per hour. “This was it, I’m done,” I thought. The truck hit the front passenger side of the car sending my car to the extreme left lane of traffic. And there I was sitting in my car, watching the smoke coming out of the hood shaking, shocked, confused and bewildered. How did I just survive this?

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