as i went to work on monday afternoon, the snow was falling. it was coming down pretty good, too. i saw a few cars slipping, and was pretty cautious driving.
by 6 pm, the snow was sticking and the roads were starting to freeze.
i left at 3 am (my normal shift). there were 3 or so inches of snow on the car, and a thick layer of ice on all the windows. i had forgotten to bring my gloves, so i had to scrape without them.
needless to say, my fingers were pretty numb by the time i was done.
i got in and drove home, going about 40 mph on the interstate.
as i pulled into the drive, i went to undo my seatbelt.
my heart flew up into my throat as i realized
i had never fastened it.
in all my years of driving, i have never, and i do mean never, driven without my seat belt fastened.
i immediately said a prayer of thanks as i realized just how bad my drive home could have been.
just one patch of ice, just one other driver hitting a bad patch, i could have been gone.
just like that.
i am so grateful for the crew of angels that drove home with me.