By now, most of you know that my son was recently involved in a serious car accident.
He has now been in ICU at Aurora Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado for over a week.
My wife, my girls, and I received the news while we were in Athens, Greece. We quickly shut down all our affairs there and flew home.
Since then, we have been living in a hotel across the street from the hospital. My son needs 24-hour attention. My wife is taking days, and I am taking nights.
Jackson and a friend were in the car. His friend suffered a few minor scratches. My son, Jackson, suffered severely. Broken upper left arm, shattered left hand, a severe laceration to the head, broken ribs, a punctured lung, and fractured vertebrae.
My wife, my girls and I drove out to see the van he was driving at the time of the accident. It is demolished. By all accounts, he should not have survived.
We spoke to him by Skype the night before the accident. We had a good conversation.
My tip this week?
Don’t take life for granted.
Life can end in an instant. Drop the grudges. Grant forgiveness. Call an old friend. Tell your kids that you love them.
Have a happy Saturday!
P.S. The hotel wifi is terrible. Classes will likely be canceled this week as well. I hate that. I am searching for a solution. Either way, I will make it up to you. Either I will pre-record classes for this week, or we will just meet a few times this summer. Somehow, I will make it up to you.
And, finally, if you are waiting for a response from me, hang in there. Doing my best to catch up.