A couple weeks ago, my husband and I were driving down the street in our car, when we heard a loud crash in the back of the vehicle.
I turned around to see the driver’s side window shattered, his face bloodied and he was lying on the road.
He had been shot, he told me, but it didn’t matter, he thought, as I drove away.
It was the beginning of the end for me.
As the months passed, I continued to hear news of other miners killed or injured at mine accidents, including the death of a 19-year-old girl from Wyoming who had been working on the Silver Mine’s diamond mines when she was hit by a truck while crossing a bridge.
At least 12 others had died on the job at other mine accidents that same month.
The Silver Mine, which was owned by Goldcorp Inc., had the third-highest death toll in the U.S. in 2016, according to the mine’s owner.
When the news of the Gold Mine’s tragedy hit me, I was overcome with grief and sadness.
It seemed to me that the mine had become a symbol of the deaths and injuries that I and many others endure each and every day.
My husband and we have lived in Silver Mine since its construction in 1983.
After we moved there in 2015, we went to visit our family, including our children.
As we were heading to dinner that night, we saw a sign in the front window of our home that said, “Goldcorp Gold Mine.”
I had never heard of it, and I was confused.
I didn’t know what it meant.
As I went back to our car and started to cry, I heard a voice that sounded like someone yelling, “The Silver Mine has fallen.”
I turned and saw that the sign was missing, and the message on the sign had been replaced with a message that said: “The Gold Mine is still in operation.
Please be patient.”
I felt a sense of pride, I thought, and then I knew that something bad had happened.
When we drove away from the scene, the Silver Mines sign had disappeared, and we had to walk a few blocks to our home.
It had become an important symbol to us.
The following week, we began to learn that the Silver mines had been closed, and that the owners had announced that they would shut down their operation by the end of the month.
I was devastated, but I was relieved to learn the Silver mine had reopened and the owners were able to return to work.
I now had the confidence to come back to work in my new job, which I love.
What started as a dream came true, and now I am happy to be a part of it.
In the years since I left the SilverMine, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the most important people in the world.
One of my favorite stories of mine involves a couple of high-profile men who were on the board of directors of an investment fund.
One day, a member of the board came into my office and asked me to meet him at his home.
I walked in and sat down next to him.
As he started to talk to me, he noticed that I was holding my phone in my lap, and said, “[My wife] and I are very excited to meet you.
She says she is going to tell you about a new way she wants to help people.”
The two of us sat down in front of the phone and started talking.
I began by saying that the man was an important part of my life and he had been a mentor to me.
I told him how much I had loved him, how proud I was of him, and how much he had helped me succeed in life.
He told me how much it had helped him to see his wife’s illness and I said that it had also helped him, too.
He asked me if I could help him with his daughter.
I said yes.
He and his wife were both in intensive care, and my friend told me that they were going to need help.
As a result, the man and his family had to have an operating-room surgery.
They needed a bed, so I helped them with the surgery.
The operation was a success.
They were so relieved that they could get back to working.
When they were done, the family asked me what I thought of them.
I replied that I thought they had done a great job.
They thanked me for my support, and they said that they felt so blessed.
I felt grateful for their support, too, and felt that I could do it too.
One week later, the GoldMine came back into operation.
I have worked there ever since.
The GoldMine was a great opportunity for me to work on projects that I felt I could be an asset to, such as the National Zoo.