Once and a while we have events in our life that cause us to have a wake-up call. Either we are not following the goals we set out for ourselves, getting off track, or taking things for granted. This last week, I had a huge wake up call.
A few weekends ago I spent the most amazing weekend with my girlfriend and her fiance, and another friend. We went riding, laughed, visited, and just had an amazing weekend spending time with each other. Two days after I left she was rushed to hospital with a virus that was attacking her nervous system. She is OK now, and is back home after spending a few days in the hospital. However, she is having to depend on a walker to be able to walk and has a long road ahead of her to recover.
It is stories like this that makes me realize that we cant take out lives for granted. So many of us go through the motions ever day, doing what needs to be done, but not really living life to its fullest. Hearing this also made me think of the small things that we take for granted in our lives such as driving or walking.
I hope that my girl pulls though, as I know she will. She is a true fighter and has already set a goal of walking down the aisle at her wedding without the walker, and I know she will do it!