"What doesn't kill us, makes us strong." Is that the saying? Today, when I told my husband I was tired and having a massive headache, that was his response. Looking back on hardships of our lives, I know that dealing with the devastation of my mother's stroke and after care were the most difficult things I'd had to undertake up untill that time. When my husband suffered a heart attack and had quintuple bypass surgery, I thought that was the toughest thing I'd endured.
From learning to cook heart healthy foods to persuading him to eat them, I re-invented our lives. But he cooperated with me and we pursued our goals together. It doesn't always seem that we will come through the tough times, that we will survive even, but we do and often we are stronger than we were.
A friend whose husband is quite ill with Parkinsons and other terrivle diseases, says she takes time for herself as often as she can. This week her step daughter came and stayed while Mary had down time at the beach.
We do become stronger if we live through these hard times. I think, after we have come through a huge struggle and we persevered, we do feel we are stronger and can take on whatever is out there. If you have overcome something tough in your life and feel you are better for doing it, let me hear from you, please.