Thursday, September 17, 2009

16 years.... And counting

It was 16 years ago today that I collapsed in gym class. A ruptured AVM in my cerebellum. I find it hard to swallow that one tiny detachment of vessels caused so much change in my life. Some for the good, some difficult to swallow. I am even more thankful to experience the gratitude that others have had in their own lives because of this one instance... It truly is a miracle from God.

Some of my life is better than before and the rough patches are smoothed out with love from friends and family. I couldn't be more grateful. It hardly seems fair for me to begrudge anything because of the differences.

So, I've been alive for 16 years! I should go out and celebrate a 16th birthday!!!

But I am off to go thank those who deserve my continuous gratitude!

3 comments:

Carrie said...

Happy Sweet 16!!! :)

crazydaisy said...

Thanks!

Melissa K said...

I remember that day! I also remember calling my mom from the school payphone and sobbing and telling her what had happened, I am sooooo thankful that you are alive... Milly :)