The meaning of time



If I had waited, been more cautious to pull my car out of the intersection, if my response time had been a millisecond faster and I sped off never to be hit by that driver, if I didn’t have to work that day, hadn’t offered that ride home…




Moments like that, normally not given a second thought to, can change everything.  And change everything so drastically.  Everything would change, all would be different.  Most people don’t think of something so insignificant making such a catastrophic difference, but most people have never been through what I have- I have had my life turned upside down instantly.

Just as in the show Timeless, with one small change in history that seemintimegly could not change much, totally erases the existence of a sister?  Maybe that is a bit extreme, but anything is up for a question when looking through my glasses.

One TV show can make me so whimsical, is so thought provoking, so what if…






On the flipside of things, how am I to know that my life would be as great as it is now?  I went to a great school, having studied in a great major, having had such different experiences than I would have… I met a fabulous man who I probably definitely would not have met if I had done things differently that day.  

Half a second difference could have changed everything for me.

And now I don’t think I could ever be happier.  I have a wonderful husband, an even cuter dog and a place of my own to live.

Have you ever given any thought to those times when your heart skips a beat and the moment that takes your breath away…   does it ever make you wonder, what if…?

About Danielle!

A young professional Longwood University alum, with a traumatic brain injury having previously worked in the Therapeutic Recreation field with the elderly at nursing homes in Fairfax, VA. Now as a TBI advocate, trying to help others learn more about TBIs is involved in support groups, as well as very involved in my church, child care, and working part-time at a library
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2 Responses to The meaning of time

  1. Jo-Ann Scichilone says:

    You are so right Danielle – so right. Although I was hit by a bus 10 years ago, and I was not injured nearly as badly as you, it, too turned my life upside down. Surgery after surgery, always battling pain in a daily basis, wishing I were whole and could just st walk normal. I’ve tried not to let it get me down over the years and just keep moving and doing although limited in how much I can do. I know God is watching over me and especially in the last couple months when pain was everywhere and tripled. This, topped right after my knee replacement surger, while on medical leave, I got laid off. Ugh. So my husband reminded me that it was ok, that God would cover us, and we are getting there – I’m now retired, something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. It has not taken the pain away, and I’ve fought insurance battles the whole time – but I don’t have the stress of going back to work hanging over me! See? I love you girlfriend and really admire your getting involved in so many things at Messiah!

  2. Kathy Willson says:

    There are so many times in my life that a little decision made a huge difference; that a delay getting out the door led to something completely different than what was planned; that an event being delayed caused me to meet someone I wouldn’t have met. It can give me goosebumps.

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