Strong and courageous. 

The theme of my life has been to be strong and courageous. It is one of those phrases that applies to everything we face in our lives, even good things require a little courage. However, I had face every brides worst fear head on, and I did it with as much strength and courage as possible.

Over the past seven weeks there have been many situations I had to face that required being strong. Some days I wanted to stay curled up in a ball and let weakness take over, but I didn’t. I wish I could have left it to someone else to deal with whatever new problem I had to solve, but it was up to me. At some points I had no choice but to be strong, I simply had to push through. There were also times I choose to be strong and stand up for myself, I am particularly proud of these moments.

Being strong is only half the battle when you are rebuilding your life. It takes great courage to move into the great unknown when you are hurting and broken. Thankfully, friends and family were there from the beginning to lend me courage until I found my own. I say it all the time, but I can never express what the support I have been given has meant to me.

For some reason God needed me to be stronger. Someday I will look back and I will have a better understanding of why I had to go through this, God never does anything without a reason. Day by day I am becoming the stronger more courageous person I am meant to be, right now that is all I need to know.

Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.