Happy Monday, Everyone!
There are certain stories that you hear that just stick with you, and this is one of them. This is something I absolutely had to share with you all.
Please read it. Share it with someone you know if you would like.
Use it as a reason why you should never take your loved ones for granted. <3
I went to high school with a girl named Christine. We had a few classes together here and there. I was never especially close with her, but I did notice something about her. I noticed her smile. And her laugh. And how happy she always seemed to be. I noticed that she seemed to have a bright personality that a lot of people were drawn to.
I graduated high school and left the area where I went to high school soon after. Over 3 years ago, however, I learned through high school friends (and Facebook) that this girl, Christine was involved in a hit and run car accident. She was hit by her ex-boyfriend in a parking lot at Kutztown University and left helpless. Christine was flown to the hospital and was determined to be in critical condition, but she survived. Christine survived with multiple injuries, including severe trauma to her brain. Initially, Christine was in a coma, but eventually, she regained consciousness. Christine remained in a fragile state, but soon she returned home where she continued to receive at home nursing care and rehabilitation services.
Christine lived for over 3 years after her accident. Her family and true friends remained by her side at all times. Her one best friend from high school even supported Christine and her family through multiple fundraisers. While other friends may have just left Christine due to her injuries and fragile state, her best friend remained loyal. In addition to this, Christine’s family cared for her and attempted to aid her in her rehabiliation process.
A couple of years ago Christine’s ex-boyfriend was charged in the hit-and-run case and sentenced to 5-20 years in prison.
These charges, however, won’t bring back the loving daughter, sister, friend, and young woman who passed away yesterday.
Christine lost her fight and her loved ones lost someone who can never be replaced.
We can look at this story and feel sad (Christine lost her life at just 23 years old), but we must also learn from it.
Never let a day pass by without telling your loved ones that you care about them. It may sound clique, but life is absolutely too short.
Don’t hold a grudge, don’t leave someone you love feeling angry, don’t hold back your feelings.
Tell people that you love them. Show your family care. Do something for your best friend. Don’t take anyone for granted.