Actress and new mum Tamera Mowry is counting her blessings after narrowly escaping a serious multi-car crash while travelling with her husband and baby son.
The former Sister, Sister star feared the worst when she saw vehicles ahead of her smashing into one another, but her husband, Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, managed to swerve to avoid becoming part of the pile-up and Mowry can't believe her luck.
In a lengthy post on her blog, she writes, "The other day, Adam, Aden and I had a brush with a very scary situation. We were driving along on the highway, when all of a sudden the car in front of us crashed into the car in front of it. We watched in horror as the car flipped over and over and over again on the highway. It was terrifying...I still get chills now just thinking about it.
"Our life (sic) really flashed right before our eyes. We were the next car in the accident that had a car flipping more than once straight ahead of us across the freeway!
"Although the moment goes so fast, you actually feel like you are moving in slow motion. All I could think about was protecting our new son Aden. Once we got out of our car and helped the victims, I just held our lil (sic) baby and cried."
Mowry admits the close call has made her appreciate life even more and she is encouraging her fans not to take things for granted.
She continues, "I was grateful for my lovely family and realized the fact that life is too short. Life is too short to not do what you have set your heart out to do. Life is too short to hold any grudges. Life is short, and life is beautiful. To have the gift of life is a blessing. Many die daily and if you are alive right now, then you have been given that gift.
"It's important we live it to the fullest and not get stuck or preoccupied with the worries, fears or pain. Instead, all we can do is trust in God and live every day He's given us to the very fullest."