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Occasionally, one of the yahoo news stories seem compelling enough for me to click on: “Humor and Determination Key to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Recovery” was one that caught my attention. I read about how Gabrielle and her husband thought the year 2011 was going to be this wonderful year full of great things. It made me think about how I am feeling about all that is going on for Ryan and I. We are now married, getting a great deal on a house, got us a side position to pay for our races, the blog is up and running… so many things going well!
Then, only 8 days into the year the Giffords world had greatly changed. At that moment I realized the same could happen to us in an instant. As I continue to read through the article it mentions how Gabrielle used humor and determination to make it through the recovery to this point. The article gave a lot of credit to her husband, Kelly, for being beside her the whole way and encouraging her through the whole process.
I thought about how it takes an amazing person to overcome a situation like what they went through. I can only imagine the struggles and hardships not only for the victim, but for the spouse of the victim. I hope and pray that if something was ever to happen to Ryan or I the other could be just as amazing. Then my thought was that is exactly what I vowed to do when I said ‘for better or for worse’. I am glad the title of the article compelled me to read the story. It gave me a deeper understanding of the world around me and commitment I made to Ryan.
You can read the whole story about Gabrielle Giffords here.