Happy 33rd Birthday Natalie

Sometimes I wonder what is would be like when I get to Heaven. Will my sister, cousin and grandparents all be there to welcome me? Will they be proud of the life I have lived?

Today is my sister’s birthday. She would have been 33 today. She died in a drunk driving accident when she was 18. She was out partying with some friends on a Friday night. Sometime in the wee hours of the night, we left with a friend and some guy named Jeremy. My understand Jeremy told my sister and her friend that he hadn’t drunk much and was safe to drive her friend home and my sister back to where she left our car (Her and I shared a car). They were able to drop off my sister’s friend and on their way back to the car, Jeremy was driving like 70 mph in a 35 mph zone. There was a curve in the road that he didn’t make. Jeremy crashed the car into a tree. My sister was killed instantly on impact. He was thrown through the windshield window and survived the crash.

That morning that I found out had to be the worst day of my life. My dad came up to my brother and my room to tell us. He woke us up around 6 in the morning with the news. He said, “Boys get up, Natalie was in a wreck and is died”. Those words still haunt me to this day.  Just thinking about it almost brings me back to that day and the emotions I had.

Yesterday I went and got my haircut. I get my haircut by my sister’s old best friend. She sees Jeremy every now and then. She told me when I was getting my haircut that he is now married to a girl that my sister graduated with. I told her “I hope they are happy together”. She told me, “Not me, I hope they have a rotten life together”. Honestly, the way I look at it is if he isn’t sorry for what he had done and doesn’t change the way he lives his life, he has to answer to God for it all. Life on earth is short compared to the time we have when we die and go to Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory. I do believe strongly in my heart that God will make him answer for ALL his actions and God know if he is sorry for what he has done. If you are wondering, according to my sister’s old best friend, she still sees Jeremy out in the local bars drinking and getting into his car drunk and driving away. She has called the police on him several times for doing so. So honestly, I do not really feel that he is truly sorry for what he did to my sister and our family. All I know is God will make him answer for ALL he has done and with God, there is no lying, there is no telling Him you are sorry when you are not, there is acting like you want to be forgiving one day and the next going out and doing the same wrong thing over again.

I would like to take this time to remind everyone that drunk driving kills.
I have lost a sister, an uncle and a friend to it. All three were killed at separate times. So please, if you do go out and drink, make sure you have a DD and please make sure that DD is a responsible person.  Do not be afraid to call someone if you need a ride or take a cab home. It is much better to do that then have your family and friend go through an ordeal like the ones I have had to experience.

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