Thursday, February 4, 2010

Brave Heart

A couple of days ago, when I was feeling at my lowest, my husband gave me some advice in an attempt to help me find the perseverance and strength for this journey that he knows resides within. He told me that although I have hit a bump in the road, it is no reason for me to go flying off into a ditch. Keep going straight, he prompted, and eventually you’ll get to where you need to go. “You know what works, so just do that,” was his rather insightful recommendation.

Then he peaked at me from the corner of his eye and, completely deadpan, said, “And remember… they can take our lands, but they can never take… OUR FREEDOM!” Talk about a supportive husband, or at least a man who can pull random quotes out of nowhere when trying to make his wife feel better. I’m fairly certain that he was rather pleased with himself when I laughed out loud despite my dejected mood.

15 comments:

  1. Leave it to a guy to quote "Braveheart" in a time of need, lol!
    But he's absolutely right. These are the moments that separate those of us that reach our goals, and those of us that don't. If you stay the course and keep fighting, you will get there...but if you let this downtime take over, then you'll become just another statistic...one of the ones that couldn't keep the weight off...
    Which I know is not going to happen with you! Did you read Bitch Cakes' post today? I thought it was so inspiring. The woman stayed at the same weight (not her goal weight) for 2 years, and yet she still continues to fight the good fight.
    And to quote another movie, "Never give up! Never surrender!"

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  2. He's definitely a sweetie pie :)

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  3. Having a supportive spouse is WAY helpful!

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  4. I think you've done an amazing job so far! And it makes such a difference when you have the support you need.

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  5. What a great guy and a great memory to take with you. I know that you know this 100%, but it's a journey and there are sometimes twists and turns. It's not about the timing of getting somewhere but arriving whole and healthy.

    You are amazing!

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  6. Dwayne's a dork, too. lol That's why I love him. :)

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  7. Aw. Sometimes a good laugh really turns things around :)

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  8. sounds like tim. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other...you'll get there. You don't always have to feel like it...just do it.
    You've got it in you.

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  9. That's funny, I love when I'm able to come up with just the right phrase at the right time like that.

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  10. He sounds like the perfect man to have on this journey to help you!!!

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  11. We are very lucky having great guy's supporting us every step of the way.

    Hugs

    Sheilagh

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