While the title may seem a little odd, it’s a phrase that I have used a few times in an attempt to tell others how fragile life is and how quickly it can change, or even come to an end.
If you aren’t familiar with downloading pictures from a digital camera memory card to computer, you will see all of the little pictures in a box on the screen as they are being transferred, or copied. Each picture has a number associated with it. Generally, they flash up there pretty quickly.
At the point in time where my life changed forever I was downloading pictures from a recent trip, onto my PC. I was sitting in my den, at my desk watching the little pictures load. The very last thing I remember seeing before I had a massive heart attack was ….. you guessed it, picture number 45. In that split second in time between picture 45 and 46, my switch was flipped, the lights went out, and my life changed forever. Since it is an event I will never forget, I look at the picture frequently. (See below)
And, I will admit that I say a little prayer each time I’ve downloaded pictures to the PC …….. “God, please let me see picture 46.”
A line I use occasionally with family, when I’m asked how I’m doing is the following …….. “Oh, I’m watching for picture number 46″. It took a while, but they understand, that I will always be watching for picture number 46.
I don’t think I’ve shared this pic before …….
From left to right ~ My sister-in-law, nephew, grandson and my lovely wife.