Then I came across this video on facebook - which I watched, and I was saddened and surprised to see it only has 35K views.
It's so true that life changes in a millisecond.
It's NOT. THE. SAME.
It's not........ but the second that first text message came from La Novia, a cold sweat came over me: I knew in that instant that our lives were changed forever.
That was easy though..... that was the end of a marriage and the subsequent demise of a family.
Which is bad, but I've said a hundred times or more: no one died.
This video is about several 'seconds' where lives are lost, marred, and changed forever in ways that are far worse that your husband hooking up with a cute co-ed. It happens in a second.
I'm totally guilty of texting and driving.
How many "seconds" have I been lucky enough to escape or avoid?
How many "seconds" have passed where our car stopped in time?
I don't know..... I think that's the thing- you *DON'T* know until you do.... until those seconds catch up with you and your life changes.
So today I'm sharing this video and hoping to see the numbers go up by the end of the weekend.
These are important stories.
Stories worth watching every second of.
I lived through those 'seconds' and the months of anger and betrayal and eventual healing that followed..... but by comparison those 'seconds' are *nothing* compared to the 'seconds' of the families in the video.
Not only do I not want my kids to be harmed by someone else's texting and driving.... I don't want to be the reason they get harmed or the reason I harm someone else.
There are countless 'anti-texting and driving' apps..... my phone now has two.
Have a safe weekend.