Follow Friday – Inspiration and Strength

I was chatting with an old friend of mine last night on the phone.  She lives on the other side of the country these days, so we try to get in a good 2hr call once a month to catch up on our lives and how the kids are doing.  After catching her up on where things were with Vista, she said to me, “Jenn, I don’t know how you do it.  I couldn’t keep it together.”

I’ve had a few people say that to me over the past few weeks, and I just sort of shrug it off.  I really don’t think we have that much to deal with in the grand scheme of things.  We get the occasional curve ball thrown at us, so we readjust our course, and keep on keeping on.

But more than that, I look at some of the other moms out there that I follow and know that compared to what they’re dealing with?  My life is a walk in the park.

So here are some of the woman who inspire me with their strength and grace in the face of adversity

  • cjengo36 - Jenn blogs about her kids.  But these aren’t ordinary kids.  Her son, Jude, had a stroke in utero.  Since his birth, their days have been spent caring for him with all the joys and challenges that brings.  And, of course, that care is accompanied a parade of doctors and hospital visits.  Her daughter, Emily, is a true inspiration.  She used her experiences with her brother to create the charity Emily’s Smile Boxes.  If you haven’t heard about it, you should definitely check it out.
  • manicmother - her twitter bio says it all: “Crazy SAHM to 2 little boys, My 2 y/o is really bad ass & fighting cancer.”   After watching my friends fight that same battle with their daughter, I know the enormous amount of courage that comes with it.

If you need to see what amazing looks like, then go follow those two ladies.

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