Anything can happen to anyone at any time, even if he or she is perfectly healthy and fine. Don’t be scared when you read this, but it’s true. Something just happened to us lately, and it made me realized that an ordinary and uneventful day is, in fact, a very happy one.
The older you get, the more aware you are that life can change in a split second. You start to value what you have and people who are most precious to you. I’m scared of losing someone close to me, and this feeling is becoming more surreal recently.
It was raining very heavily that night, and a thunder woke me up at 1:30am. I looked at the clock, and I realized it was about time for V to drive home from work. He was on night duty that day. I typed a message for him, “Dear, please drive carefully.”
But at the end, I’ve decided not to send it because I didn’t want to distract him while driving. I knew that he’ll definitely pick-up his mobile phone to read my message. So I chose to wait for him at home.
One hour passed and there was still no sight of him. I began to worry. The rain was very heavy and the night was so dark. Driving under such poor visibility and bad weather condition is dangerous. I decided to call him before my imagination went wild.
The moment he answered my call, my fear subsided. “Dear, why are you still not home?” I asked him. “I’m chatting with my colleague as we’re waiting for the rain to subside before we drive home”, he answered me.
“Okay, that’s the right thing to do. Please drive carefully.”
“Sure, dear. Please go to sleep now. I’ll be home in a while.”
I went to sleep again, knowing that he was safe. An hour later, my phone rang and I quickly picked it up.
“Dear, I had an accident!” he said, shakily.
“WHAT!!! Are you hurt? Where are you now?” I jumped up from my bed.
He further explained to me that he drove into a huge puddle of water along TPE, his car skidded and he lost control of the car. At the end, he ramped into the road divider. His car was badly damaged, but luckily, he was unhurt. Two airbags were deployed, and they saved his life!
He then called the tow truck to tow away his car.
He suffered a few bruises caused by the airbags. I brought him to see a doctor the next day, and thankfully, it was just minor injury. Looking at the massive damage on his car, it’s quite unbelievable that he could escape unhurt.
Thank GOD, and thanks to his car, a VW Polo GTI, for saving his life!
The repair will take at least two months. Meanwhile, we’re back to ‘one car mode’. V will drive my car to work, and I will take the public transport as my office is very near from home. My father-in-law has been very helpful to fetch Little Edison to school every morning.
To our Little Polo GTI, thanks for saving V’s life once again. We miss you so much, and we hope to see you again soon.