Thursday, September 18, 2008


I found this on the internet in some of my searches of survivor stories. I guess you could say I'm still amazed that I lived through what happened and I'm still searching for the answers to some of my questions. This poem really got to me and I had to share it with all of you that are praying for me and my family. Thanks!

S lowly I wake, no memories of hours past.
U nbelievable circumstances, I did outlast.
R ecovering and healing both lie ahead.
V ictim, not I, but survivor, not dead.
I mpossible to grasp or want to know,
V ery scared and hopeful, both high and low.
O ut of this illness, this tragedy, this pain,
R eal strength, real courage, and real love will remain.

- written by H. Karp another subarachnoid aneurysm survivor


Anonymous said...

oh, wow! what a powerful statement/poem.

i just read your comment on my blog & i totally agree...even though you & i suffered from different "ailments", we're both kind of going through the same emotions right now.

and, i am so proud of how far you've come since august. you are a fighter & an inspiration to everyone around you!

and, i promise to call you soon...i believe we have a lot to talk about!! :0)

Kimmie Kay said...

That is AWESOME! You are full of love, strength and courage Chris! I'm so proud of you, you're an inspiration to us all and my personal you!

The Smith Family said...

The poem is beautiful. It stands for everything you are going through. Stay strong!

Unknown said...

Hi there! Kim Kemp has been keeping me filled in on you and today, a slow Friday, I finally checked out your blog. I'm glad to hear that you are recovering! You've come a long way and you're one strong girl! Best wishes on the road ahead.

MBKimmy said...

Prayer is a powerful thing, but so is your heart and mind! You amaze me with your strenght and your joy! Still praying for you!

Anonymous said...

I think that poem pretty much says it all! You and your family are truly amazing and such an inspriration. Keep up the faith.