The Walking Dead

Posted: August 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

“There’s someone lookin’ out for me
I came out of the darkness
With a bullet in my hand
I got one more shot at livin’
I’m lucky that I can
Cause I got a little roughed up
Yeah I really got fucked up
I came out of the darkness
With a bullet in my hand”
-Bullet in My Hand by Redlight King

We have all heard the cliche’s. Things happen for a reason. When its my time its my time. God has purpose for you. I’ve said them, you’ve said them. It’s automatic. When something bad happens, when someone dies. we say these words to comfort, to ease the pain. We prolly don’t even believe what were saying.

I didn’t believe. In my youth, I attended various churches. My grandparents, are Methodists, and even to this day go to church religiously (Did you see what I did there?). All the churches I went all told me their God was the true God. Their way was the true way. How could that be? How can everyone be right? Wouldn’t some of them have to be mistaken?
Look at the world around us. It sucks! What kind of God lets this happen? Not the God i spent Sundays reading about and listening about. He was a kind God who rewarded the faithful and the good, and punished the evil. Yet, this wasn’t the case. How many children have died to cancer just in the time it has taken to write this post? How many soldiers overseas will not make it home? I’ve witness the kindest people suffer. And yet God wanted our faith, our belief?

What I didn’t realize was it wasn’t my place to question Him. That He in fact has a plan. I’ve had a couple of accidents in my life, that should have killed me or at the very least left my paralyzed or a vegetable.

The first was when I had just gotten my license. I was driving on a backwoods country road. it was snowing and I lost control of the car. I swerved and hit a tree. No big deal right? What if I told you the car spun into the other lane? Where luckily no other cars were coming. What if I told you on either side of the tree I hit was wide open big enough for my car to go through? What if you then found out behind this small skinny tree that my car should have snapped easily was a deep ravine? A ravine so treacherous that had I gone off of it, I wouldn’t be here writing at this moment.

Another time on a different back road. I took a turn too fast and ended upside down in a creek. Another time I was hit behind while riding my motorcycle with enough force that I was lifted off and thrown to the side of the road. My scoot was wedge into the middle of the car.

Still you can say that was just luck, coincidence. Stay with me, here comes the big one.

October 26th 2012. My best friends birthday. We had planned a surprise party for him at our clubhouse. My job was to keep him away til the party was set up. Easy right? So I had the perfect plan. Whats the best to keep a Biker busy? Ask to go on a ride with you. A true Biker will not ask you where you’re going or when you’ll be back their only response will be “Hell yea!” It wasn’t raining or snowing. A little on the cold side it was after all October. Early evening the sun was just going down we were traveling a well used highway. We were not speeding or doing anything to cause harm to ourselves or others. We weren’t drunk or high or distracted by hot chics on the side of the road. Up ahead of me lay a dead deer on my side of the road. I found out later that a lady had hit the deer on the opposite side of the road and knocked to my side. I didn’t have to time to swerve before I hit the deer full on and then….Darkness.

Later as I laid in the hospital the events of that night were explained to me. When I hit the deer me and my bike were rocketed up in the sky only to come down right in the path of my friend riding behind me. With no time to avoid me, he had no choice but to run over me with his bike. Which then caused him to wreck.

I had shattered my rib cage, broke both shoulders and an arm. I split my pelvis in two. While being operated on one of my lungs collapsed and I caught pneumonia. I kept running a fever, and even in the doctors professional opinions they didn’t know what to fix 1st or if I was even worth trying to fix.

But I lived. If that doesn’t restore your faith I don’t know what will.

I’ve rambled on enough. Next time I’ll tell you about my time in between the worlds.

RK out.

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