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18 Jan

When I began to write this  post I initially had this huge explanation of what hope was to me.  After reading it over the next day I realised that I really didn’t need to go into great detail. After all everyone at some point has hope for something, whether it be well wishes for another, to be healthy, to love and be loved,  I could go on and on.

The inspiration for this post came from a quote I came across the day my daughter was diagnosed with Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation – CDG.  It was hope for her survival that helped me through my pregnancy, hope for her recovery that got me through her most recent hospital visit, and it is that same hope that helps me to envision her walking, and talking and eating, and growing into a beautiful healthy woman. The very things that most parents automatically take for granted.   My hopes are even appearing in my dreams where I see my ladybug crawling and walking along side me holding my hand with a huge smile on her face.

I carry a little card with this quote on it, and if at any time I’m beginning to feel doubt about anything I pull it out, close my eyes and recite the words in my mind. It reminds me how much we have already overcome, and inspires me to keep dreaming and always have hope.

“Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” Anonymous

My beautiful ladybug gives me hope – I’d love to hear what gives you hope or what you might hope for.