Book of me challenge to scrap an event that changed my life. This is definitely one of those moments.
Journaling reads: In my twelve years on this earth, I had perservered through every kind of abuse forced on me. I had questioned God's love and plan for my life. There had already been many tears and heartache. Then my life began to turn around. Mom, Shena, and I were together and happy. School was out, and the summer had been beautiful. June 29, 1994 was the day life as I knew it changed yet again. One moment everyone was laughing and the next we were all in different hospitals. Shena's femur was broken and she bled internally. She didn't make it long after getting to the hospital. My neck was broken between c3 and c4. I was medi-flighted to Cripple Children's Hospital in OKC. I was fading in and out on that trip. Twelve days after being admitted, the doctors decided it was time for surgery. My spine was fused together and I was put into a halo for four months. My ability to walk was questioned. I learned to walk in one day. It was prayer and will power that brought feeling back into my legs and made them work. In my best interest no one told me about my sister passing until my surgery was over. I lost my best friend, my secret keeper, my sister.
The color photo is me after I got out of the hospital. I fussy cut a weeping angel and placed her on my sister's headstone. On the second page, the top two photos are before and after surgery to fuse my spine and brace my head with a halo. The bottom photos are of the blazer we wrecked in. the small journaling spot on the second page reads: I don't ever wanna feel like I did that day. take me to the place I love, take me all the way... It is a lyric from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This is the song I remember playing when we wrecked.