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.