this morning, right before i walked out of my room, i remembered my tiny little elephant bracelet my best friend gave me almost a year ago. probably one of my favorite birthday presents of all time. as i tied it on i remember thinking... my lucky little elephant.. i haven't had much luck lately, we'll try you out today.
not even half an hour later i sat holding a sweet little boy who had just been involved in a horrible accident that i witnessed first hand. a trailer came detached from the truck in front of me and steered off the road and into an oncoming suv. luckily no one was seriously injured. i have replayed the whole morning over and over in my head and continuously thanked god that no one was hurt. why is it that it takes something so intense as an accident to put things into perspective and to pull you out of your own reality and force you to sit back and just thank god for being alive. all day my elephant and new words of encouragement on my wrist have been a reminder that even though things have been rocky lately, there's so much in my life i'm lucky to have. life, family, friends, sweet little smiles of my campers and most importantly a savior who loves me unconditionally.