I don't usually watch Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, but last there wasn't much on and it somehow ended up on my television. This episode was about a family who had lost their daughter, Alex Brown, in a single person car accident because she was texting while driving. It was one of the most heart wrenching things I've ever seen- to see this beautiful, vibrant, senior in high school, friend, sister and daughter lose her life because of something so preventable. And it's something I've done before.
I've never made a habit of texting while driving and I usually tried to wait until I was at a stoplight or stop sign, but I have done it. Emma Roberts, the actress, was on the show last night and she said something so profound - I don't remember the exact quote, but the gist of it was that there was nothing that she had ever texted while driving that was so important that she would ever be willing to risk her life or the life of someone else to do it. And that is so true!
On the show they were handing out pledges for people to sign to promise to not text when they are driving and I mentally signed my own and I would challenge you all to do the same! To read more information about it you can go here or here.