Drunk Driving

Drunk Driving

It only takes a few seconds to realize how under-appreciated the gift of life really is. I still remember the exact moment in which I began to understand that life is the most valuable gift that I have ever been given. Never again since that moment will I forget how quickly that gift can be taken away. A few seconds earlier or later, a few inches left or right, or maybe just a little less luck could change what will turn out to be a life-altering experience into a life-ending disaster. As I look back, I remember the entire incident detail for detail. The date is August 16, 2000, and it is a seasonably warm summer day in the small town of Apex, North Carolina. Nothing, in my mind, leads me to believe today would be anything other than a normal day. I am driving down a main road, on my way to my place of work, Family Home and Garden, to pick up my paycheck. There is one more stop, and I will be heading home to relax, for I have an entire weekend to myself ahead of me. By the looks of things, there are not many people

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