9 years ago, almost to the minute, I was laying in a ditch wondering how badly I was hurt. Today, I am sitting here feeling thankful I wasn’t hurt any worse.
9 years ago I was being rushed off in an ambulance not knowing what lay ahead. Today, I can look back and know exactly how far I have come.
9 years ago I was heading off for a ski trip with friends. Today, most of those friends have gone their separate ways and are no longer in our lives.
9 years ago it felt like I’d lost so much of myself and my life. Today, I feel like I’ve found so many more things than I’ve lost.
9 years ago it seemed like I would always be in pain. Today, I still have pain but am thankful it doesn’t control my life.
9 years ago my boyfriend and I had been dating for 4 years. Today, he is my husband of 8 years.
9 years ago it was just the two of us and our kitty named Hope. Today, we have two wonderful little boys and I couldn’t imagine my life without them.
9 years ago I thought I knew who I was. Today, I know I was wrong because it’s the last 9 years that have made me into the person I’m supposed to be.
9 years ago they told me I wouldn’t be able to run because of pain. Today, I’m an ultra marathoner and thankful for every step that got me here.
9 years ago I was the weakest I have ever been. Today, I am stronger than I ever thought possible.
For those of you who are new to me and this blog, you can read about what happened here. It’s been a long 9 years since that day but as each year passes I am thankful that for everything I lost in my life and of myself, I have found new things, new friends, new dreams, new life, new happiness. It is truly amazing just how bright life can get after your darkest moments.