I know what it is like to be in extremely cold water, I know what it is like to be in scalding hot water and I also know what it is like to be in that one amazingly conducive pool of coastal lovely water. I have been at the top of the mountain, I have been in the valley and I’ve been in that position where it is not too cold at the top and not too hot at the bottom.
Through it all, through all the grief and pain after the fame and gain, I have come to appreciate every single trial in this life as a stepping stone to better myself, my children, the people around me and I am learning how to extend that to the world.
My mantra at one point in time was, ‘tough situations don’t last but tough people do.’ When real trouble hit, I thank God that I did not drop this mantra for I almost did.
On many different occasions, I almost quit, I almost gave up, I almost lost the will to keep going but when I thought of the goodness of the Lord and what he had done for me, when I thought of the pain my mother went through no matter what came her way, when I thought of the siblings who had always been there for me, when I thought of my wonderful children who did not choose the pain which they went through with such class and such grace, when I thought of the future and everything they can grow up to be, I knew, I just knew that I would never quit. I will keep going. I will keep fighting. I will prove to trouble that it is only temporary. I will prove to negativity that it will not last.
You are worth it. Your life is worth it, your health and happiness are worth it. If you find yourself in a position where you feel there is no escape, please remember to keep going, keep moving on. You are a winner no matter what, keep striving and never give up.