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Write about anything you’d like, but make sure the post includes this sentence:

“I thought we’d never come back from that one.”

The year was 1990, the month was August and I remember thinking that “we’d never come back from that one” while our car accident was in full progress.




The memory of that accident is still so very clear in my mind even after all of these years. I remember my soon to be husband and I had an argument about me putting my seatbelt on, in hindsight my husband saved my life because spending the entire accident upside down spinning around on the asphalt, grinding down the plastic roof of the Jeep without a seatbelt would have most likely resulted with me not surviving the accident.

When we finally stopped spinning, only because we hit a tree right before a ravine, I thought that we were still in danger because I was panicking over the possibility of an explosion, that’s how all car accidents end in the movies.

Now I know that there are a few ways to interpret the phrase “I thought that we would never come back from that one”, but in those minutes of that accident, my interpretation was a literal one, I thought that we were going to die, but thank goodness we defied the odds and actually came back from that one.