Being Strong…{Monday Motivation}

I have two sisters who constantly amaze me.  I loved them when we were kids, but I love them even more as I watch them with their own kids.  This weekend, our youngest sister, whom I refer to as Baby Sister, was once again challenged as her oldest son suffered a major accident on the baseball field when he collided with a teammate. Fortunately, our middle sister was there, too, a dedicated baseball mom herself and an active member of a large Little League baseball community.

Little League teams crowded the fields and rest areas for a weekend of tournament play. The accident traumatized many.

While out of town to attend another nephew’s graduation party, we received the call late Saturday evening as B was being airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, a 45-minute drive from their home, a ride his mom had to make because she could not travel in the helicopter.

For those who’ve followed the blog a while, you know Baby Sister has dealt with incredibly difficult challenges in recent months, as she endured breast cancer.  Her children, significant other, family, and friends rallied around her as she told us daily, “I got this!” Here we are, two short months after her own surgery, and she’s walking, stoically, with the EMT team and her son on a cot, off the baseball field.

I could only wonder as I learned the news, “What more can she endure?”  True to form, Baby Sister stayed strong for her first-born.

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With many thanks to the talented Arnold Palmer team and the many, many prayers of friends, family, teammates, and even strangers, our nephew is doing well, but has a very long road to endure toward a full recovery.

Inner strength is a powerful force. May we always find ours, especially in our darkest hours….

Happy Monday.

🙂

 

5 Comments

  1. So, so sorry to hear this about your nephew. Even without knowing your sister, as a mother, my heart goes out to her. What a painful time this must be for her and for the rest of you. My thoughts are with them, and I hope his recovery goes smoothly.

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  2. Thank you, Carrie. Our nephew and his mom are handling it like champs. Missing his last (ever!) day of middle school was a bummer, but he’s the talk of his school today, I hear. lol

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  3. It’s obvious that your family is strong and handles life’s trials with the upmost dignity, strength & some humor thrown in for good measure. The fact is you all gain strength from one another in the form of love. From my own personal experiences I know that you truly never really know how strong you are until you have to be. Everyone has the ability within themselves, but it is the family & close friends that help you become as strong as you need to be, when you need to be.
    So glad your nephew is doing well….
    Vicki

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  4. Hi Vicki,
    Thank you. Yes, love is a powerful thing, isn’t it? Our family has found strength in each other and in wonderful friends and even strangers who show compassion and provide direction that’s sometimes hard to see when it gets really tough. We are grateful and continue to do the best we know how – sometimes hitting the mark, and sometimes… not so much. 😉

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