DaShiz23 wrote:This is something that I hate to talk about, and before I do I will preface it by saying that I have done some stupid things in my life, and apologize everyday for them, as well as thank God everyday that nothing serious resulted from my previous actions.
I have three DUIs in my still relatively short life. All occurance resulted in accidents, though luckily ALL have been one car accidents, my own. I do know now that each time I sat behind the wheel drunk, I endangered every life that was on the road. One positive, on top of never injuring anyone, is that I never drove with a suspended liscense. My liscense is gone for 10 years as we speak (7 more to go), and I have not drove at all, not even just to park a car.
These incidents were incredibly stupid on my part. Me and my wife pray ALL of the time in thanks for never injuring/killing anybody. Because of these incidents, I have become pretty religious. I actually 'teach' a alcoholics meeting at the church that I attend.
I am deeply saddened for all involved in this situation, and any and every similiar to it. You all can bash me if you want, as it is the easy way out during/after a tragedy. To even tell this in a forum like this has taken quite a bit of heart on my part. I hate to say it, but things happen for a reason. God has a plan for all the people involved and not involved in this situation. If we do not grow and become better people for it, then we have failed. I know that I will not fail because of what I have gone through.
I have and will continue to pray for all those involved. My best wishes to those.
I can imagine Adenhart hitting really close to home there. I'd be lying (and I'm sure many others would be, as well) if I said I never drove under the influence. A tragedy like this really makes me think how stupid I've been, despite the fact that I've never been busted.
While it's horrible that it often takes something this tragic to make people think next time they have a few too many, I really hope some good can come out of it. I encourage everyone to remember Nick Adenhart next time they get behind the wheel after drinking. I know I will...