Every once in a while something touches you on such a deep level you feel changed forever. Some people in my life have said I am strong; however let me define what to me true strength is. To lose a child before you even got a chance to know them, to pick up those pieces and go on to inspire others to create hope on butterfly wings. That is strength. To carry on with a smile on your face and song in your heart, after you have had a major, life changing illness and lost a loved one in less than six months. That is strength. To hold the hand of someone who is passing over, ease their burden, even though it makes your own heavier. That is strength. To try and rescue one more animal, find one more loving home, care for one more beating heart, one more living, breathing creature. That is strength. To lose loved children to an unfair and unjust system, and still live for them. That is strength. To move yourself and your family to a new, unfamiliar place and create a wonderful new life. That is strength. To raise your daughter with unconditional love, compassion and humor after her mother has committed what to most would be an unthinkable, unforgivable act and to teach that child to forgive. That is strength. If I am strong, it is due to all of these amazing people, wonderful Earth Angels who have blessed my life and continue to do so. The world is full of unsung heroes wearing the guise of ordinary people. Look around you, how many do you see?
♥ Robin ♥