Sometimes horrible terrible things happen and life seems to be falling apart. Weeks, months, maybe even years pass. Hope falters. But one day, things from the bad begin to make sense and out of darkness light shines.
Emma Czornobaj had been driving three years. She was young, naive, but kind. One day, she spotted motherless ducklings trying to cross the highway. She stopped her car, put the blinkers on and ran to gather them up before someone ran them over. Coming down the road at high speed, a father and his daughter on a motorcycle.They crashed into her car. Both died. Emma was charged and found guilty of reckless driving causing death. She can be sentenced to life in prison. The sentencing will be August 8th.
A petition is circulating asking that Emma not be sent to prison. To read about the case or/and to sign the petition click link. http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/mme-stephanie-vallee-please-don-t-send-emma-czornobaj-to-jail-s-v-p-n-envoyez-pas-emma-czornobaj-en-prison
Emma's case reminds me of things in my own life when everything felt hopeless and life for me seemed over. Fear and despair were constants. And I couldn't stop asking myself - why, why, why had those things happened to me.
But now, I know those awful things had purpose. I've discovered it's the bad things that happen to us, the horrible, the senseless, are often the path needed to take for incredible good to happen.
I get to tell people now that nothing is ever impossible to overcome. The bad I lived and overcame has helped so many people, and for that reason, I'm grateful for having gone through all of it.
I wish I could tell Emma that. I wish I could let her know that one day, this horrible thing that's happened to her, might be just the catalyst that will turn her life around in amazing ways.
Happy Thursday, Guys.