Monday, September 19, 2011

“See, that’s why I didn’t want to have cancer, it makes my head have a sunburn!” The words just fell out of her mouth as we were taking a walk along the famous Bob Jones trail. If ONLY I could see life like that, so simply, without such judgment. It is what it is and nothing less.

This past weekend we watched “Soul Surfer”, an amazing true story of a teenager girl who lost an arm to a shark while doing what she loved more than anything else in the world, surfing. She overcame her incredible setback to win first place in a surfing tournament and is an inspiration to us all! I cried and cried and thought of all of humanity, how many stories have been lost that are so similar? How each person on this planet could help one another, although we rarely are able to see those opportunities. I think we all believe that everyone has it together, that somehow it’s a whole lot easier for the person next door, but it may not be. It’s like the guy at the hospital last week, just one look at Autumn and he felt this level of love that is strong enough to melt even the toughest of hearts. It’s in there, in each one of us, but somehow it takes really difficult situations to see it manifested.

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