The human body is amazing in its ability to heal and perform a bazillion other functions. This was never more evident to me than in July when I fell off the top rung of a ladder while stepping onto my roof. I landed on the concrete driveway on my back. Since I fell backwards I had zero ability to control how I fell and knew it could be very bad, and in the second or two before I hit the ground my mind went nearly blank. Everything around me went black and my thinking was dulled. I’m so thankful for this because it eliminated my fear, and I’d like to think that’s what happens to everyone who goes through a physically traumatic event. My mind did will itself to one thing though and that was the image of two men in my family – my Dad and my Grandpa, and really the Lightner family in general. I knew if it were them, they’d survive this fall.