Wow I thought I was gone tonight. Today was a good day. Angelica came back. Sunny came back. The clients were calling and Leo was working hard. Pancho is on vacation. For whatever reason, I cannot get a “feature” picture of Angelica up, but was successful with Sunny. Angelica got a date within an hour of me putting her back on the site, and I was feeling so very good about myself.
I called Leo to come get me and I wanted to go with him on the very last date. It was an overnight date with Ivon and she was scheduled to go to Ticuan. We were a bit early so Leo decided to get tacos, and I passed. I know that is weird, but I was going to get something just a bit later at Nikki’s, which is a place I really like. We get Ivon at around 9:30 and we are on a hill up high in some colonia, and coming down some side streets. As we are getting to a stop sign and driving leisurely as we are way ahead of schedule a car comes flying around a corner at around 70mph as we are pulling out. I said “whoaa” as Leo was pulling out and he broke and this car fishtailed by us without even toughing the brakes. I thought they were running from the law or had just killed someone. I really don’t know what had happened, but I do know we just missed a horrific accident.
Now I’m not getting religious on you, but you just don’t know. It caused me to reflect as the day was damn near perfect. Xmas is in a few days, the wife’s sister just arrived for the Holiday, the two year old was quite happy as I left the house, and everything seemed right in the World. This “near hit” happened about 90 minutes ago, and it has had me thinking ever since. I don’t know if I would have died, but the accident would have been terrible and that is without a doubt.
We all know life is so short and it is so precious. In the big picture, I do not have much significance, but who would have been effected by my passing? Well my 13 year old son for starters, and I had sent him a text earlier in the day and he responded. I can’t really say anything was left unsaid. Everyone is on good terms in the house, so there would be no real regrets there. I’m guessing a few guys would visit Tijuana on Sunday and maybe the chica and taxi would not be there to meet them.
I don’t even know where I am going with this. I am happy of course that nothing happened and just hope that the people in the other car were not in an accident later. I guess the story is, you really never know. You can think you are doing everything right, and then your number comes up. We just saw the orphans on Friday afternoon, so that responsibility was met. I tell you all every time I go, to be safe out there as I realize how easy the unexpected can happen.
I will sleep good tonight and be thankful for tomorrow. I guess what I can say, is try to handle your personal relationships as if you may not see that person ever again. Not that I was thinking about it or that it was a conscious decision, but there was nothing unsaid tonight. I told my wife, her son, and my wife’s son all that I loved them today. I would hate to check out from our planet when I was not getting along with someone. Maybe when it really happens something will be left unsaid, but we just don’t know.
Xmas is on Wednesday. It is a great day for us, and it would be so horrible for anyone who just lost a loved one in the days prior. Things are going really good for me, but who knows when your time comes. I’m glad tonight was not my night, but I will try to treat everyone as if it may be my last time to see them.
Please be careful out there. Only so much is really under your control. Hope you all have a great Holiday and a safe New Year and I will be back soon to share with you again.