Shannon Hight Dr. Mallory Comp II-11:00 November 1, 2010 A BLESSING IN DISGUISE “Sometimes a really bad thing, like a death in your family, can turn out to be a blessing in disguise. ” I was 33 years old. I was a very hard person to deal with and have not had a relationship with my mom in years because of my lifestyle. It all started with a phone call from my daddy saying my mom had been in a motorcycle wreck. It was a little over two years ago on Saturday June 21, 2008.
It happened on Highway 82 in Lewisville, Arkansas. My mom and stepdad were in a motorcycle wreck with an eighteen wheeler. My stepdad died and my mom almost did. Since the wreck, my mom almost dyeing affected me in lots and lots of ways. I try to do things different now with everything I do and I make sure that I always tell the people in my life “How much I love them every day. ” Because you never know when it could be the last time you’ll ever see them again.
My mom and I are best friends today and we spend lots of time together. HIGHT page 2Me and Doug (my step-dad) used to be close when I was young. I grew up and had a different lifestyle than he expected me to live so we did not get along at all. About three months before Doug died we started getting along. Things had just started getting better between us when he was killed in a horrible motorcycle wreck. I will never forget this horrible moment in my life. I still think about Doug dyeing every day.
I will never forget him. I love him and miss him very much. Sometimes in your life it takes a tragedy to make you realize how much your family really means to you. You never expect bad things are going to happen to you but if you live very long, you can expect bad things will happen no matter who you are or what you do to prevent them. Since the wreck my life has changed for the better. You should live the rest of your life the best you can because you never know when it can happen to you.