Spark of Hope #103 – Life has a way of knocking us down a notch or two … or twenty. When I scheduled my surgery for a torn bicep tendon, my mom was in her 4th week of healing from a broken hip. Her progress was slow-going, amid brokenness and vast challenges of Alzheimer’s. Two days after my shoulder surgery, the phone rang at 2:37 a.m. Mom had fallen, again. She needed emergency surgery, again. Tragically, she’d broken her pelvic joint and her other hip. Her rehabilitation clock was totally reset. She’d been knocked down twenty notches or more! As we both work toward healing I’m continually inspired watching Mom just keep on keepin’ on. There’s no doubt, life has a way of knocking us down from time to time. There’s also no doubt that through generous helpers, prayer warriors, and unending hope, Huge Outcomes are still Possible Everyday — we might even rise a notch … or twenty!
Hope is like a spark; if the conditions are right, it can spread like wildfire. Hope feeds the soul, ignites passion, and inspires others. Tucked inside each of us is a child-like spark that says: never forget to dream, play and imagine. HOPE is the extraordinary spark that says Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday!