Taking it one day at a time

It’s been a few weeks since I first found out about my little “friend” in my head. My family and loved ones have been so supportive. I can’t thank them enough. My friends here at home as well as all of you out here have really been great. I want to share a poem that was on a card sent to me by one of my friends.


When all the world is looming dark
And things seem not so clear,
When shadows seem to hover 'round,
Lord, may I perservere.
When it seems everything’s been tried
And there’s no way to go,
Just let me keep remembering
Sometimes the journey’s slow.
I may just need to stop and rest
Along the path I trod,
A time to try to understand
And have my talk with God.
As I gain new strength to carry on
Without a doubt or fear,
Somehow I know things will be right,
And so, I perservere.

  • Anne Stortz

I know I read this a few times a day when I get upset, and I really think that it has helped me gain strength. Yesterday I went to my friend’s wedding and I couldn’t believe how much fun I had. I really acted like my old self. I wasn’t scared something would happen, nor was I sad, I was me. It felt so good to be me again. Each day I am so thankful for now. I appreciate everything and everyone. I just hope and pray we all can get past our “medical” problems. We all have to take it one day at a time. But I sure do have a new love for each day!

That’s the good thing about the AVM, Sarah. It givess us a new appreciation for life. And for me, it’s brought me even closer to GOD.

There is a book helping me fighting anxiety. It is called The Power of Positive Thinking by Normam Vicent Peale. It is a mix of scientific experiences, faith and power of mind