This is my little cousin Tell, and he is proof that there are angles among us that make miracles happen daily. While my parents were here this weekend we found out that Tell had been in a pretty serious rollover on his way home from Pocatello. They are still not sure of all the details, but they do know that he was partially out of the sun roof of the car when it landed. The car landed on his head, and miraculously enough there were amazing people right there that pulled the car off of him. As far as they know right now the only broken bone he has is a small fracture in one vertebra (that they are not really worried about). They are still doing testing to make sure everything is okay since he was without oxygen for an extended time period. For all intensive purposes things should have been worse then they are. My brother was doing a search on rollovers on I-80...hardly any of them ended without tragic deaths occurring. This has helped me to understand even more the power of God in our lives.
I know God heard all of the prayers that were said on behalf of this amazing young man. I know that he has a larger purpose awaiting him here on earth. I know that God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are active participants in our daily lives. I don't doubt for one second that God knows all, and that our life is truly in his hands. I am so grateful for him, and I am so grateful that Tell will be okay. It just helps me realize even more how fragile life is.
It made me think: I SHOULD cherish every moment, even though I sometimes don't. I SHOULD find joy in the journey, even when trials get me down. I SHOULD let people know how much they mean to me, even though I sometimes get caught up in drama and hold grudges. I SHOULD get over it and not sweat the small stuff-LIFE IS about the bigger picture. I have been thinking lately about a motto for the year. I think mine this year is going to be 'BE'. For being me...living genuinely, living a more Christ centered life, letting go of things that stop me from being who I am meant to be-stuff, grudges, people, fears, doubts, ect.
I know Tell might have a rough road ahead of him for a little while...but he is a fighter, from an amazing family of fighters. They've been through struggles before, and handled it with the utmost dignity and lots of laughter-I think that's important. They are an amazing example on how I could better handle my trials. I am so grateful for the knowledge of the gospel and for the amazing examples that I have who live it around me daily.
A dose of laughter and Gods love for all my friends!
7 months ago