Finding Courage

I’ve been thinking about courage — and this story, first published nearly a year ago….



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13 responses to “Finding Courage

  1. Acknowledging a woman with courage and a man with strength. And your long loving dance that merges the two.

  2. And from courage we get encouragement. 🙂

    • So true. I think we sometimes forget that the meaning of encouragement is to take courage/get courage and the meaning of enjoyment is to take joy. These are strong words that I’m trying to live by (on my good days…).

      • I am concerned. Today I read these lines and thought of you; they are from First Lesson by Philip Booth.
        ‘………………Daughter, believe
        me, when you tire on the long thrash
        to your island, lie up, and survive.
        As you float now, where I held you
        and let go, remember when fear
        cramps your heart what I told you:
        lie gently and wide to the light-year
        stars, lie back, and the sea will hold you.”

        I remember as a child the warm tropical sea holding me and the marvel of floating but this sea may be the sea of love, of family, of humanity, of doctors, nurses, pets. There are many hands to hold you up; let them 🙂

      • Thanks for sharing this, Gallivanta.
        How comforting.
        Exhaustion has finally overtaken me, and I am glad there are relatives and friends nearby at this time.

        Someone called me yesterday remarking on the messages of support expressed on this blog. She said they inspired her. My family and I are thankful for the support from far and near — including yours, of course – and it’s been good for my husband to see. Thank you.

      • It is the least we can do. Rest as best you can. 🙂

  3. judi

    Know that we are thinking of you all. Judi & Nick

  4. Great quote of yours Cynthia

  5. A great story. Any one of us could find themselves tested in the same way, though not all may do as well as your spouse.

  6. I think most of us would probably surprise ourselves — in a good way.

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