This week has been an interesting one.
My son turned 7 years old on Monday and my Facebook memories brought back a LOT of memories about that time. He was born 2 months premature and spent 21 days in neonatal ICU. When I saw all those old photos of how small he was (1.6kgs) it brought back all those feelings of helplessness and sadness. Then I remembered how it felt like the worst time in my life, like something I could never ever get through. And now here I sit 7 years later and I survived. I survived and I also grew stronger as a result of it and life is beautiful!
Then I started thinking about the last year and about how a lot of things felt really, really hard and every time I wondered if I would get through it and every time I did. This made me realise that I really need to re-evaluate my reaction to tough situations.
Today I watched the sweetest movie with my boy – The Good Dinosaur – and the following quote struck me:
“You have to get through your fear to see the beauty on the other side.” – Poppa to Arlo
So this is such a lovely line to keep with me when things get tough this year. Because this has proven to be so true in my life, every time I got through the fear the beauty on the other side was spectacular!
I will be holding on to these wise words for a very, very long time.