Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A Commercial and a Beautiful Soul

I've seen this commercial a few times before, but a few days ago it came on and I completely teared up and it hit me really hard.  


One of my sister's best friends passed away due to injuries sustained in a car accident during the summer between my freshman and sophomore year.  The memory of the entire ordeal, which last around 25 days (she was in a coma) is so raw to me.  It happened so fast, and was so unexpected, unlike the death of Liam.  Last week, Em, me and our roommate Liz decided to go to Jack's on the Corner for dinner.  It's this great Greek place right off campus.  We sat at "our" table, the table that I sit at every time I go there, no matter who I'm with.  Whenever I'm there I can't help but remember that day... that summer day that I was there with Kim and her boyfriend and I got that phone call from Kelsey...not knowing who was hurt because I couldn't understand her through her hysteria.  I paced out in front of the restaurant that day while on the phone with her, then hung up and called my mom, then Rachel, then Dan.  Even though I've never really written that much about that day or the 25 days that followed, the memories are still crystal clear.  
We miss you, Christine.  


3 comments:

Lindsey said...

wow that's a great commercial. i also like the one where they have rooms set up on the highway to remind people that it's not just drivers, it's people on the road.
...i'm sorry about your friend

kelly. said...

i like the comercial. my really good friend died in a car accident freshman year of college and it hit a spot when i watched it too...

plus i love that song

i love youu.

Dan said...

okay i understand the commercial's intentions but i feel like it's too much, even for someone who isn't where we are today. :/

i remember i had just came home from work and i was in my room and rusty called and told me, and i completely downplayed it in my head because i had no idea how serious it was...