amidst the struggle and the pain, there is always the beauty – life is a giant mystery

and then she surprises us and today she’s able to get on the stationary bike and cycle for ten minutes!

my mom’s condition is the constant reminder that life is a mystery and that some things are simply out of our control. as much as i would love to fix her, wave a magic wand and make her feel better, i can’t.

just as her weakness takes over and the pain increases, just as i’m giving up, just as i listen to my dad’s fears, just as i look into her eyes and see her heart open and tell me it’s time…

she finds the strength to get on a bike and pedal.

my mom is the strongest person on earth.

she is such an inspiration.

when we pause and see the goodness, the beauty, the light, the love, somehow the struggle is where we learn.  and gosh darn, she’s just not going to give up, cuz there is tomorrow…and well

tomorrow is a big day…. baby odin arrives and i have a feeling my mom’s going to feel a lot better then.

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