Originally Posted by WebleyFosbery38
Sorry to hear that! Been there K, not the same, it was my fault, luckily my stupidity only caused the death of a great car and a giant tree! Me, my Cordoba and a huge Maple came t0ogether at 60 MPH! Metal plates a plastic eye socket and some permanently twisted bones are reminders. Had the dreams for years after, I cant verbally recall that night 25 years ago but my dreams sure did and they were scary as hell. Every once in a while, I still have one...
We all make mistakes, and the best outcome is we learn from them. When we do, those lessons stick for a long time. Glad you made it through that WF.
The guy who hit me got a 5 to 10 year sentence for manslaughter, and was eligible for parole after 3 years of that sentence. About a week after he was released, he called me. I will tell you the 3 hardest words in the English language to say when something like that happens. "I forgive you." It took everything I had to say those words, but when I did it felt like a 10 to weight had been lifted off me.
He and I both will have to live with what happened that night for the rest of our lives. As hard as it is on me sometimes, I know that it has to be far worse for him. I can't imagine what his dreams are like, and i wish him well. From what I have heard he just celebrated his 19th year of sobriety ( I have a couple friends in AA that attend the same meeting he does on Tuesdays), and I think that when he makes it to 20 I will send him a card congratulating him on making it to that milestone.