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Imagine

Posted on August 24, 2015 at 12:05 AM

Yesterday, marked nine years since my life took a drastic detour.  I tried to make the day as normal as possible, but even with my compromised memory, I still can't forget it.  Many people consider my greatest trait to be a positive attitude, but even with that, I still have my days. If you would allow me to vent, just for this one day, I'd like for those reading this blog to put yourself in my shoes . . .

Imaginebeing a seventeen year old high school student with your whole life ahead of you.

Imagine - running, performing back handsprings, cartwheels, etc.

Imagine - after years of training, earning your independence such as driving, a job, etc.

Imagine - having a close knit group of friends to share your ups and downs with.

Imagine - planning for college to study for your career choice.

Imagine - hoping for that big church wedding with the man of your dreams and starting a family with him.

Now imagine losing it all in a split second!

No college, no driving, no independence, no longer in the same place as your friends, no becoming a school teacher, no becoming a wife and mother, no cartwheels (being lucky to be able to stay upright!), no roller coasters for fear of the bullet becoming dislodged in your brain, sitting around waiting for friends to call, depending on others to take you places. I could go on and on and on, but I think you get the gist! 

Thank you for allowing me to rant! Now, I'll go back to my happy, positive self! :) 

 

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3 Comments

Reply debpomerantz
9:58 AM on August 24, 2015 
Hi Rachel! Good to hear from you. I hope you are doing fine! I think of you often. I hope your dad is well too. Please say hello.

Debbie
Reply Chris Karse
9:55 AM on August 24, 2015 
You deserve to rant! Keep your head up. God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers. Love you
Reply crawford.1@osu.edu
5:45 PM on August 23, 2015 
Rachel, your blog gives all of us a chance to stay in touch. Thank you for "Imagine." There are many times when we take our own lives for granted and we need to be jolted back to reality. I think of you and your parents often. david