Happy New Year!

I always believed the New Year to be a new start. Kinda like the beginning of each new day. It's a time to start over. A time to mend fences, or a time to let old problems go. Resolutions? I don't make them. I just try and make the fresh start I have been given a better year.

So my New Year's wish for you is simply this:

I hope life is all you ever want it to be.
I hope your every dream is answered.
And may you find peace and harmony.

New Years Eve as we all know is time for partys and celebrations. But New Years Eve can also be a deadly time for some. To be blunt, any type of mind altering substance, does not mix with driving. Please Please Please, before you get behind the wheel of a car, think about what is involved. Not only are you taking your life and the lives of those who may be in the car with you. You are jeapoardizing innocent people that are also on the road, enjoying their New Years Eve. Not to mention ALL the family members of ALL the people involved.

There is no shame in admitting you cannot drive safely. The shame is in driving and hurting innocent people. Something you will have to live with the rest of your life, if you live that is. Life is so short to begin with, why ruin it because you couldn't swallow your pride. Give your keys to friends, stay at a friends house, ask someone that you know hasn't been indulging to drive you home. Whatever it takes.

Just make a commitment to make your New Years Eve a fun SAFE time. So you and others can live to celebrate another day.

Death Of An Innocent

I went to a party, Mom, I remembered what you said,

You told me not to drink, so I drank soda instead.


I really felt proud inside, Mom, the way you said I would.

I didn't drink and drive, Mom, even though the others said I should.


I know I did the right thing, Mom, I know you were always right.

Now the party is finally ending, as everyone is driving out of sight.


As I got into my car, Mom, I knew I'd get home in one peace.

Because of the way you raised me, so responsible and sweet.


I started to drive away, Mom, but as I pulled out into the road

the other car didn't see me, and hit me like a load.


As I lay there on the pavement, Mom, I hear the policeman say,

The other guy is drunk, and now I'm the one who will pay.


I'm lying here dying, Mom, I wish you'd get here soon.

How could this happen to me, Mom? My life just burst like a balloon.


There is blood all around me, Mom, and most of it is mine.

I hear the medic say, I'll die in a short time.


I just wanted to tell you, Mom, I swear I didn't drink,

It was the others, Mom. The others didn't think.


He was probably at the same party as I.

The only difference is he drank and I will die.


Why do people drink, Mom? It can ruin your whole life.

I'm feeling sharp pains now. Pains just like a knife.


The guy who hit me is walking, Mom, and I don't think it's fair.

I'm lying here dying, and all he can do is stare.


Tell my brother not to cry, Mom. Tell Daddy to be brave.

And when I go to heaven, Mom, put "Daddy's Girl" on my grave.


Someone should have told him, Mom, not to drink and drive.

If only they had told him, Mom, I would still be alive.


My breath is getting shorter, Mom. I'm becoming very scared.

Please don't cry for me, Mom.

When I needed you, you were always there.


I have one last question, Mom, before I say good-bye.

I didn't drink and drive, so why am I the one to die?


~ Author Unknown ~