Monday’s Motivation and My Daddy

I missed Monday’s Motivation. I had bigger fish to fry. My hero, my daddy, is in the hospital. We found out after a long scary weekend in the hospital and a major surgery, he has cancer. This isn’t my first rodeo with the dreaded “C,” I lost my first husband to it 8 years ago. My motivation this week doesn’t come in the form of a picture, but words.

I am motivated by hope. I never lose sight of hope, even in dark moments. When you have hope, you cannot help but see the sunlight pouring in. Good is always around if you are willing to look.

I am motivated by friends, The outpouring of love from our friends and family has been an amazing blessing. Our friends hold us when we cry, feed us when we are hungry, and support us when we cannot support ourselves.

I am motivated by love. Words cannot describe the love my sweet husband gives to my family and me. His selfless acts of love are incredible. Watching my mother care for my father in the most loving way has been bitterly beautiful. They have been married for 37 years. I pray that Nick and I will be that in love in another 30 years. Their love is endless, powerful, and beautiful.

I am motivated by faith. Faith comes in so many forms. I hold my faith in the power of love and knowing there is something greater than us all holding this big, beautiful world together.

As cliché as it may be, I truly believe what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. I am thankful for the strength I have been given, no matter how I have received it. As long as we keep our hope, friends, love and faith strong, we cannot fail.



4 thoughts on “Monday’s Motivation and My Daddy

  1. I’m sorry to hear about your dad. I went through this with my mom. I’ll be thinking of you and sending lots of positive thoughts. You are very motivating and quite an incredible woman.

  2. Your outlook on life is really refreshing, and I’m sure it’s served you well while going through hard times. I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad, and I hope they develop a good treatment plan for him soon. I also am sorry to hear about your first husband… it’s not easy losing a partner. I lost my partner back in 2008, so I know how hard it can be to build a new life afterwards. Sending lots of prayers + positive thoughts to you + yours!

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