Sara (2) 119th Day 04-29

by Administrator 29. April 2011 02:43

She felt the sudden hit and push from the back, her brakes trying to stop the momentum …tires sliding away, against its will….suddenly the sight of the trees appeared in the front of the car…and she realized in the split of the second…she was falling…

It was dark ...she couldn’t breathe very well... felt, as if something big was sitting on her chest...Sara opened her eyes and saw the blinking light...signaling turn...she touched her chest and discovered the seat belt cutting into her body...She was leaning slightly into the left side of the car... with her head touching the window...Slowly, the reality started to fill the space and Sara began to comprehend what happened ...She tried to reach to her left side to release the seatbelt from a crushing force, making her grasp for an air...Couldn’t reach it...The pain on the left side of her body appeared and was quickly growing in intensity... Sara felt, as if she was going to faint...In one desperate movement she stretched her fingers and pushed hard on the buckle  to get her freedom from the safety device...She took the deep breath in... Filling her lungs with much needed oxygen...

The car made a strange noise as if metal parts were grinding against each other...Sara felt the movement of the car and held her breath for a moment...She blinked her eyes few times trying to make up a strange shapes lurking at her through the front window....It looked like a branches of the tree...The sound of the wind preceded the squeaky noise of the tree touching the side of the car...and moving it to the changing rhythm of the storm...

She thought , she heard someone’s voice.... calling...but wasn’t sure....Sara touched her head, sensing something sticky...the car responded in a wavy motion...She can’t move....too dangerous...The last thing she remembered ,it was falling...and a tree....which must of stop her fall...she was saved by it ...just to be trapped....The lights behind her... someone else....she could only hope...they will call for help...she has to wait ...be patient, calm....and pray....Sara didn’t pray for the long time....it was something she found not necessary ...and awkward...She began to pray without any words...asking for help...pleading for the rescue...The eyes filled up with tears, rolling down her cheeks... and she could hear her own voice...”God...don’t leave me now...please hear me...I need you here with me...no matter what is going to happen...I need you more than ever before...don’t want to die like that ...all alone...I know, I have not been talking to you for the longest time...but you were always part of me...deep down in my soul...forgive me as I forgive everyone  any wrong doings in my life... Save me...if that’s your plan...hold me close if it’s not....”

Sara felt her car swinging dangerously to the left....she kept on praying...like she never prayed before...

The following day the local newspaper announced swift rescue action...saving the young lady from the deadly  fall ...close to the miracle...The rescue team happened to be in the area...the storm quieted down just long enough to get her out of the car...She was one lucky girl...

Sara saved that article from the local newspaper...and read it from time to time...especially when she felt angry or sad....It reminded her of the “chance” she was given....It’s been already about five years from the night of the  accident... and she was on her way to the mountains to visit this place for the very first time....She made her peace... didn’t feel resentful anymore... understanding that, things happen for the reason...That night, when she was rescued ...it was a miracle...what followed, was a bad dream...she didn’t want to accept...

Sara lost her left leg...when she fell and hit the tree ...doctors couldn’t save it....she blamed them in the beginning....it was not easy to change her life...just like that....It took her a long time to learn how to function in a new way...  In the beginning, she pushed  away everyone trying to help or get close to her....until one day...when she watched the  television program  about the kids...who lost their legs...something about their will to live...against all odds..., unassuming  innocence in tackling everyday challenges and gratefulness for life...with no demands or regrets...She cried...not because she felt sorry for herself...like many times before...but because ...how quickly she forgot the lesson on that stormy, winter night... when she prayed ,not sure if her life will end at any moment...Lesson in faith and trust...She quietly turned off the TV and whispered “Thank you ...God for reminding me.... again...”

Next day she enrolled at the local University to continue her education and at the end becoming one of the leading specialists in prosthetics...She never married or started her own family...didn’t have time for it...concentrated all of her energy on research...It was a pure miracle to see kids and adults putting on the prosthetic leg, arm... like giving them a second chance in life...to do things..they always wanted to do, to prove , that things can be done....even if everyone thought otherwise....to push the limits of human endurance , spirit  and perseverance....

Sara looked through the window ...watching the beautiful mountain town...She was wondering many times before, about her life and how would it turned out...if she didn’t travel that stormy night....Today for the first time, she knew ...it was exactly the way it suppose to be.... Sara’s life becoming one of the intricately fitting puzzles of the design... She closed her eyes and smiled ...imagining the happy faces of “her kids”...patients...it was worth it.....

 

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The Little Prince

"People where you live," the little prince said, "grow five thousand roses in one garden... yet they don't find what they're looking for..."

"They don't find it," I answered.

"And yet what they're looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water..."

"Of course," I answered.

And the little prince added, "But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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