It’s defined in so many ways, most often described as the person with the ability to detect a lie, tame a tantrum, find what’s lost, fix what’s broken & somehow, in the midst of it all manage to stay sane.
Backtracking to November 3, 2020.
Running around in my normal frantic, mostly unorganized chaos I finally had a moment to slow down & check a few texts I had received.
One being from this hot looking mama your soon to oogle over.
A simple message about some life changes. MAJOR life changes.
A diagnosis that gave me an instant pit in the depths of my stomach followed by goosebumps covering the entirety of my body.
Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer.
In all reality, the night before this text message I sat at my computer sobbing to a music video my friend & classmate had sang, he was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
Now this. I cried. I was in disbelief. I thought I could puke.
And if that is just me … somebody who isn’t directly connected to these people on an everyday basis how, how are they feeling, thinking, sleeping, struggling or not struggling.
The flood of empathy, emotions, & worry took over my focus leaving my vision blurred as I tried to continue my editing game.
After being informed of what was going on, understanding a small percentage, I just prayed. And prayed. What else could I do?
I have this overbearing amount of empathy which at times, feels like a terrible curse, so when I have all this knowledge in my head I just wonder what, if anything can I do. I need to help.
So I do what I do best. I get to work. I got them in asap, which ps, although you only get a brief glance, they knocked this session out of the park.
As I was pulling into their driveway last Monday night to deliver the some meals on wheels I just sat there in awe. In wonder. In amazement. In tears.
Jes ( and you also Tim, my one eyed wonder of a friend ) – You have been given this ridiculously huge, rocky mountain to climb, but you will make it to the top and along the way you will encourage & inspire. You will teach. And you will guide so many others along your way.
YOU ARE STRONGER THAN THIS.
YOU WILL BEAT THIS. YOU HAVE AN ARMY. AND YOU ARE SO BLESSED.
YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE SOME BADASS STORIES TO TELL THOSE BOY’S FUTURE LOVES.
YOU HAVE ME ROUTING FOR YOU 195%.
Nov 30, 2020