Yes People this is sort of a PSA.
You’ll have that sometimes.
Once upon a time I was a young MizFit.
Nothing bad had ever entered my world and I was lolloping through life as only the young & carefree can do.
And then one night a group of friends (I’d planned to go and had backed out at the last minute for reasons I cant even recall) were in a really bad car accident.
One friend sustained internal injuries which kept her hospitalized for a while all due–the doctors said–to the shoulder harness seatbelt worn in the back seat.
Ever since then Ive chosen not to wear my seatbelt when riding in the back.
And, to make matters worse, I ride in the back a lot lately as the Tornado is in a phase of wanting Ren Men to pretend he’s our chauffeur (I know. How much do I love that kid?!).
Until I met a woman who lost her daughter in a car accident and whose daughter would have lived had she been wearing her seatbelt in the back seat.
For some reason this chance encounter shook me to my core.
Im a firm believer there are signs everywhere (movie? ANYONE??) & as she generously shared her story with me I vowed never to ride in a car again ANYWHERE without wearing my seatbelt.
No more rationalizations (I really believed my choice was the smart one as Id NEVER ride in front sans-belt!) or poor role modeling for the Tornado.
I ask you to take a moment and click over here to my new friend’s face book page, join if you are so moved, and REGARDLESS join ME in vowing never, ever to ride in a car without clicking your belt.
Front seat or back.