Tuesday, November 1, 2011

To the strongest person I know....

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
- Mahatma Gandhi

You are easily the strongest man that I know. Maybe not physically, but in courage, perseverance, love, and hope you beat everyone I know. Even myself. You tell me that I am strong, much stronger than you - but I feel so weak in your presence.

Your will to live seems never ending. Your want and need to keep on loving, living, and enjoying life is what keeps my hope alive. I have ALWAYS believed in you, even when you haven't believed in yourself. I have always known deep down in my heart that you have a copious amount of inner strength to fight, hope, believe, and breathe. This last month and a half has proved that and I hope you hold on and just remember how far you have come. Even though it seems like this journey is never ending and you feel yourself wearing thin, remember what you've gotten through and smile that you're still alive, breathing, feeling.

I look up to you. You're my inspiration. You are my hero.

"A hero is not a person who puts on a cape flying around and saving people. A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."

I have never, ever known someone to go through as much as you have and still lay there with your spirits high, smile on your face, and a twinkle in your eye. Though you may get down and discouraged, you are sure holding your head high despite all the adversities you have faced not only in this last month and a half, but in your whole entire life.

"Everyday may not be good.... but there is something good in every day..."

I don't know who said this - but I have been trying to live every day in accordance with this saying and I hope you will too. You've had your ups and downs - the days where everything seems to be going well are easy to get through, but the days that drag on and little progress is made are the hardest, not only for me - but even more for you too. Even though those days may be a struggle, remember that it's important to look at the good that has come out of the day. Being positive and keeping the hope alive is what is going to carry you through.

Martha Washington said " I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or happiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."

As I said, an optimistic outlook and positive disposition is key to our mental strength to help us through. I know you have this within you and when the days start to get rough I am asking you to dig deep inside of you and discover it. You have gotten so far, don't give up now. If you can get through this you can get through anything. I am so proud of you for how hard you've been working and how far you have come. I am here through everything, every single day. Your progress is my progress, and your set backs are my set backs. I promise to be your biggest supporter and your biggest fan, no matter what each day may bring.

Continue to fight, my love - we're not through with you yet!! <3 <3

1 comment:

  1. Spencer, you are one of the strongest guys I know to! You are such an inspiration to all of us on SBW.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sending love and hugs