Maybe you too were inspired by the interview with Gabby and Mark Giffords last night on 20/20. So many moments of the special moved me to tears.
Mark told the story of his wife, a Congresswoman, fought back after being shot in the head. The moments that I’ll never forget…
He knew his wife would fight her way back, and at the beginning he fought for her. He put a sign on the door to her hospital room for visitors that said “no crying”.
He was so sure she would beat the odds he put his Purple Heart on her bed.
She wore both of their wedding rings on her finger and some of her first movements were playing with those rings, taking them on and off.
Her mother said when she heard the news that her daughter had been shot, she literally heard the voice of God say to her, “Be Still and Know that I am God.”
You think about the things that you are going through right now…a crumbling relationship, money problems, you think life as you know is over. Think of Gabby.
It’s a powerful lesson in reclaiming your life.
If Gabby can fight back and learn how to walk again and speak again, I can be a single mom with 3 kids under 5.
The ultimate moment last night was when they showed home video of Gabby working with a speech therapist trying to put the right word with the right object. She called a chair…a spoon…she started to say the words boo-hoo she was trying to cry. She broke down. The therapist held her and they started to sing “This Little Light of Mine…I’m going to let it shine.”
If Gabby can do it, you can do it.