My life was changed forever too. TH and I were suppose to be there that night.
To this day, I cannot remember why we decided not to go. Maybe we were tired, maybe we got off work too late and wouldn't have made it in time. In any case, we stayed home that night. In the morning, I remember hearing something about a huge fire on the radio as I drove into work, but it didn't register that it was the concert I had planned on attending. Even as I logged onto the internet to read the newspaper, I still wasn't connecting this huge tragedy to my aforementioned plans. I wasn't until I saw "the Great White concert" that I felt the blood drain from my face and my fingers were dialing TH's cell number. I didn't even say hello, just "Oh My God, did you hear what happened". Then, there was just silence.
While we were in Tennessee this past weekend, we drove by a club that was featuring "Great White" in concert. Yes, they are still touring after all this. I looked at TH as we passed by and he look back and said, "I don't think I could ever go to one of their concerts again". I didn't have anything to say in return. I had no words.
I wouldn't call this a "near death experience", because it wasn't. But, it is something that just hangs with me. It seeps up when I hear about people dying in fires or being horribly burned. It scares me that I could have been that person. I hope whatever kept us from going to that concert stays around us for years to come and it makes me mad that it didn't help those who died that night.
Is wrong that an experience like this has opened my eyes to just how lucky I am and that I really have a great life? I'm healthy (or soon will be after all that weekend lard exits my system), I have a beautiful home and a husband I love more and more every day. I have great friends like Josh (aka Chester) who have been with me since childhood. I have a family that makes me crazy, but I love them still. And I have a great (chocking sound
Every day, no matter how busy I am, I try to take one moment and just live. Life is unbelievably precious.