She took a chance on you

I once heard someone say that having a child is like having a piece of your heart walk outside of your body. What a picture of how closely a mother’s life is intwined with her child’s! There is very little that compares to the grief a mother experiences when her baby is struggling. She is fiercely protective of her child, and every hurt he experience, hurts her still more. If he chooses to make bad decisions that break her heart, it’s like watching her own body self destruct and having no power to stop it.

Having a child is saying yes to many wonderful things like life and joy, yet also saying yes to the possibility of heartbreak. We should all recognize and appreciate the risk that our mother took when she decided to take a chance on sacrifice, worry, and hurt, to bring you into the world.

Has it been a good gamble for her?

Feed Your Soul

What excites you? What makes you laugh hysterically, well up with tears of joy, pump your fist in the air, dance around. What makes your heart full? Chase those things. Soak them in. Inspiration, and motivation stem off of those moments. Feed your soul.