For all of you who believe I have my act together. . . I wrote this post two weeks ago, forgot, and just now remembered. . . oh yeah. . .
I haven’t written on my blog much lately because I have been focusing my attention on writing a book, which might I add as of today is DONE! Pre-orders are launching next week May 23rd! Holla!
But this post really isn’t about me or this book, or anything that I have done. It is about a feeling that I want to hold on to and how proud I am of someone else. I want to look back and read this post 20 years from now, have my boys read and remind them that they can do anything that they put their minds to! ANYTHING! I know that hands down I would not be who I am today if I hadn’t met Jeremy and walked the path that we have.
I believe that life works in mysterious ways and there truly is a plan for us all. We are all designed for a specific reason, we just sometimes have to figure it out and have the strength to work hard towards achieving it. I also believe that growth only happens when you are challenged and have to persevere over an obstacle. Whether that be health, job, family, yourself, I mean the obstacles that we face daily are unlimited. Not all of you know this but our lives didn’t start out as I had planned. Actually, looking back over the last 10 years of our lives, nothing has been as I have planned. Three months after Jeremy and I got married, he had a brain aneurysm that has shaped the course for the rest of our lives. If you want to read more on that you can read this older blog post here. Being faced with a life altering health condition, selling a company and making a career change, being an “older” person and going back to school with three kids and a wife, these were obstacles that Jeremy had to overcome. He has faced each obstacle along the way head on, and one of the main things he had to overcome was himself and believing he could do it. You have to decide for yourself if the struggles you face are worth the blood, sweat, and tears in order to follow your dreams.
We never really know our paths and I truly believe that Jeremy and I were both destined for our paths, just like you are destined for yours. If you are in a rough spot right now, keep working. When Jeremy started his first clinical rotation in nursing school he was assigned to a patient. After reviewing his charts Jeremy realized the man was suffering from a brain hemorrhage that was very similar to his. That man died in front of Jeremy that night as they were not able to stop the bleeding, and that was his FIRST patient. It hit him hard and I just have to believe that was some sort of sign. A sign that he was doing exactly what he was meant to do, and a reminder that he was really blessed.
I want to remind you that if you are going through something hard in your life, keep pushing. If you don’t have anymore weight that you can carry, lean on others for support; and if you reach a crossroad in your life, either personally or professionally, I hope you roll your sleeves up and do the work in order to come out on the other side as a stronger version of you, because you CAN come out on the other side!
Here are some pictures from graduation day!
Roman and I “pinned” him.
Jeremy’s sibilings! Tara, Jeremy of course, Dillon, and Jason.
Have a dream? What are you waiting for??? 🙂