The Fighter

This blog has been my crutch over the last couple months, a place for me to be honest, to work through my shit, a place to vent and give advice, it has been great for business, but most importantly, and surprisingly I have made amazing friends. I did not expect friendships to develop, in fact I was worried I would drive people away. Honesty in large doses has that effect on friendships. I wanted to tell you all about a specific friend, and her family. A woman I would never have met if I had not began blogging, and I would never have been touched so deeply, or inspired so greatly.

Months ago Lynsay friend requested me on Facebook, she had been following my blog and my fan page and wanted advice on losing baby weight. I shared information about the Isagenix Nutritional Cleanse, (She ended up losing 10 pounds, I believe! Maybe more now!) and we got to talking. She told me that I had inspired her, that she felt like we were already friends. We related on breastfeeding, healthy food, working out, and putting our families first, even the loneliness of parenting when most of your friends don’t have kids. It was like meeting my twin! Until she mentioned that her husband was a paraplegic. They had been high school sweethearts, and had two adorable children when Gavin was in a motorcycle accident. My heart immediately broke for Lynsay and her family. I could not understand how she could possibly say that I had inspired her, when she was so strong, she stuck by her husband, she takes care of him and their children, even though there was no hope for Gavin. Not only did Gavin fight for recovery, he fought for their relationship, and miraculously Lynsay got pregnant! They now have three little ones, and as for Gavin”s recovery, please watch this video. I can’t even describe what you are about to watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VY2m-fYjsY

Gavin and Lynsay, you are my inspiration! Here I am totally blessed wit health, and an able bodied supportive partner, and life can be so tough… You have really put life into perspective for me. I hope I can help share your victory by sending your inspiration out to the world.