At long last I see the campus of Southern Adventist University come into sight. I have never been so happy to see it in my entire life. It's dimly by the street lights around campus. I can't see a single person outside right now. Lucky them-most of them are up in their rooms either doing homework or sleeping. I pull into Thatcher's parking lot and look for the closest spot. I park my car, load up all my stuff in my arms and make my long trek up to the third floor. When I finally reach my door at the very end of the hall, I get out my key, let myself in, and drop my stuff on the floor. I have FINALLY made it back to my room after being stuck in traffic for two very long hours.
This weekend I went home to visit my family and just relax. I had a great time but got a little bit of a late start coming back today. Oh well, I thought. I'll still have time to work on homework when I get back. So off I go, driving back to Southern.
About 10, 15, or maybe even more, miles (I was stuck in my car for so long that I can't be really sure) outside of Chattanooga I hit traffic. I was a little frustrated but didn't think it'd be anything bad though. I thought 20 minutes max, and I'd be out of traffic. Or so I thought...
An hour and a half later, I'm still sitting in traffic, having major road rage, painfully conscious of all the gas that's getting wasted, dying of hunger, and really needing to use the bathroom. I saw a car beside me while I was stuck in traffic that had two guys in it, dancing to the radio. Just watching them act all happy and dandy just made me even more mad. I wanted more than anything to be back in my dormroom! I would shake my fist at who knows, hit the steering wheel, and yell out of my intense anger and frustration. I kept asking God, why me?! Why does this have to happen to me?!
After two full hours of being stuck in traffic, I finally pass the little construction. I have never been so happy to drive 75 mph in my life! And when I finally reached Southern's campus, a half an hour passed my curfew, I still just wanted to celebrate!
It's times like these that I'm reminded not to take things in life for granted! I'm reminded not to take time, a warm room and a warm bed, a car that runs and a phone that works, safe travels, and more for granted. Don't forget to thank God for all the blessings in your life, no matter how big or small they are!