I had a meeting in Kaysville, and left at 8:30 in the morning. I was going through Sardine Canyon to Brigham City when a semi lost control in front of me. To make a long story short, I was extremely lucky and walked away with only a broken nose. My van was totalled. The other driver of the truck was ok.
Nothing like a wreak to give you perspective. When I saw the trailer bed in front of me, I wasn't thinking of any e-mails I need to send, or books I want to write. I wasn't thinking about my meeting, or the chores that need to get done around the house. I just wanted to get back to my family. I wanted to get back to my boys.
The whole thing could have been so much worse. So many things could have been wrong, and I feel lucky to only be nursing a broken nose this weekend.