A Fight For Survival

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Never before have I been so public about anything going on in my life as a general rule. I was taught growing up that family business is family business and even if you are hurting you don’t complain…you just DO – get up, shake it off…go to work “grunt and get it done”!

However, time, age, experience, and wisdom changes our views, opinions, and our moral and ethical compass are formed in varying measures as we gain our own experiences to keep what we need and we leave the rest behind….

It occurred to me that my family and I are going through a whole lot of changes, specifically speaking about since the wreck, in general…..and this is not something that should be done alone or without support, or at the very least, self education and growing awareness.  I am also learning, through my own self-discoveries of self – what I call my “new normal” and still seeking to adjust to the changes that have engulfed my realm.

~Caren Robinson, Survivor


“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”
Seneca the Younger

“All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving; it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. Without it, no species would survive.”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
Marilyn Monroe

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
André Gide, Autumn Leaves

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Thomas A. Edison


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2 thoughts on “A Fight For Survival

  1. I’m really moved by your writing… about what you’ve gone through / continue to go through. Thank you for sharing. From the list of injuries, it sounds like dying was a possibility, but regardless it’s a lot. Thanks for sticking around to see more chapters, and for being open about it; it’s amazing what we live through sometimes, and acknowledging it helps my gratitude for this life and the people who make things worthwhile.

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    • Logan. I am deeply touched by your comment. I needed to hear that. Yes, I was close to death on a number of occasions.

      By the grace of God, guardian angels, a selfless good Samaritan at the scene, the EMS/Fire Responders, numerous healthcare providers, the loving support of the family that matters most, and my sheer determination to LIVE…I am still here.

      I am blessed I was given this opportunity. I want to share my experience in all of its complexities. Rehabilitation is a lonely journey.

      Hopefully I can help others feelnless alone, or learn something about this process that may help them or someone they know.

      I value the time you took to repond. Thank you. I will keep writing!!!


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