Hope, Give Up or Fight Like Hell!

If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages,

then maybe we can all learn from them.

When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope?

We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell. -Lance Armstrong

Fight like Hell…I like that one…HOPE…like that one too…or Give Up.  Which would you do?

I was just talking with my husband the other day because I am one of the wimpiest women you’ll ever know…truly!  I know it’s laughable, but quite honestly, a papercut makes me cry and I faint at the sight of a needle which doesn’t bode well when you’re given the diagnosis of breast cancer and then find out that not only will you have surgeries, but you’ll have shots, chemotherapy and radiation!  Which in layman’s terms means an excess of needles, knives etc!  YIKES!

After the shock of diagnosis wore off and reality set in…my family was concerned because of my delicateness and wondered aloud amongst themselves how would I ever survive what was ahead.  Of course, back then, nobody said a word to me about it, but quite frankly, the thought had crossed my mind as well ~ LOL.

It was my husband, Bob, who gave me a miracle the first day the doctor explained all that I was to endure.  Once we left the doctor’s office, we had some quiet time to ourselves and I distinctly remember asking him how in the world I would do this ~ with tears in my eyes, I looked to him pleading for an answer…

“You can do this…I believe in you,” was his answer and it was the mantra that I held in my mind and heart every time I was afraid or alone…and I still do.

You can do this…I believe in you.

Such magical words, so simple and yet so empowering.  Coming from a loving place in his heart to mine ~ and the reason I tell you this story is because I want you to know that it was all that I needed to know in order to survive, to endure, to deal with so many surgeries, needles, sadness, isolation, pain and fear.

He believed in me.  What a gift ~ a blessing ~ to know that someone else believes in you and ‘knows’ you can do this…even when you’re not sure you can.

So now imagine if you could hear those words in your heart and head out for the day…what miracles could YOU accomplish?  What couldn’t you do?

Well, this is for all of you from my heart…

You can do this…I believe in you.


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