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But Such Is Life..
"You don't know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have left."
This quote can apply to pretty much everyone's life. I found it quite easy to apply it to my life. Two reasons for that is the car accident I was in in the 7th grade and on March 11th of this year when my Dad passed away.
On our way to Disney Land, my grandparents, brother, two cousins, and I got in a car accident. That day I almost lost my younger brother, David because the van flipped and landed on his head. My mother, aunt, two sister, and two cousins (all following in the van behind ours) had to lift the van off of his head. His scalp had been peeled back and he had broken bones and fractures in various places. We had to stay in a hospital in Virginia while my brother and I recovered, pretty much learning how to walk again. This quote goes along with this day because we all didn’t have any other choice but to be strong and deal with the events that happened.
March 11th, 2011 was probably the worst night of my existence. This was the night that my father passed away. He had been at a friend’s house, drunk as usual, and fell down the basement stairs, whacking his head. He went back upstairs and didn’t bother to tell anyone. He soon after fell asleep and his friends called an ambulance because he wouldn’t wake back up. He never did wake back up after that. All of the beer he drank over the years and aspirin he took it caused him to go brain dead. I think that the worst part of that night was when we went to the hospital to see him. He was lying in the hospital bed, with only the machines pumping air into his lungs keeping him alive, his stomach moving up and down with the machines each pump of air. This quote always reminds me that I have to be strong and move on, which is why this is just another day that this quote reminds me of.
I know that a lot of people have it worse than I do, which is why I don’t complain. Though I also know that these days have made me stronger. So always remember, you don’t know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have left.