Don’t You Quit

With careful consideration, I chose five of my favorite quotes to include in my memoir:

I’LL WALK WITH YOU.

On July 9th, I received an exciting email granting permission for use of those quotes. Relief and joy flooded my heart as I read the message. I’ve grown so attached to the eloquent words that support my thoughts and feelings and I was a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to use them.

Pictured above is one of the quotes I use. It is one of my all time favorite quotes.

So many times I needed the encouragement to keep moving forward. I needed to be reminded that we don’t always get what we want, when we want it, but blessing are sure to come. And if there are ever times when I don’t feel blessed, to be frank, it’s because I’m being ungrateful. There are always blessings that can be counted and blessings will always come to those who look for them.

When we were teaching Hunter to walk with his prosthetic leg, every day was a fight with him. It lasted for weeks, and then weeks turned into months. I started to wonder if Hunter was ever going to walk again. His strong will was working against him and he refused to accept the fact that his leg was gone. Some days, all I could do was hope that I would have enough courage to face the next day.

In the moment, I wasn’t giving myself pep talks or daily affirmations, I just did what I could to survive while supporting my four year old son in during a traumatic recovery. Looking back, I know that there were prayers being sent to heaven so that we could heal and recover and everyone in our corner was cheering the same thing:

DON’T YOU QUIT.

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