I'm not sure what was survived, but I can honestly say I have felt this way in life on more than one occasion. Perhaps the tragedy is best left vague as it leaves space for the reader to step into the narrator's shoes and share in the sense of triumph. I love the rhyme scheme in this piece!
I like the message behind this write and its true families
are always there and no matter what we have to have that determination
to survive rather then giving up. This you have expressed with
perfect rhyme and flow...well penned!