“Swan Song” 22×30 watercolor and acrylic/with mica March 2002 Katelyn Mariah
It is true, on March 4th, 1985 I woke in ICU from an 8 hour surgery that saved my life and asked my husband for a divorce. My surgeon told me that 99% of people who get what I had died because it was so difficult to find. They found mine in the 11th hour and I survived.
My first thoughts as I regained consciousness and realized I was still here were, “If I am still alive I must have a purpose and it is wasn’t to stay trapped in a miserable marriage.” What I sensed was a purpose seemed big and I felt an urgency to find it. An urgency that would drive me for many years to come and leave me with a sense that I still hadn’t found what I stayed here to do.
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