Thursday, November 4, 2010

Choosing Hope

I recently came across a new blog. Kidz is a blog written by a collection of mothers, all with children with various special needs. It has a lot of great stuff over there and is quickly becoming one of my favourites!!

They posted a quote today that was too perfect NOT to share. It was a Christopher Reeves quote.
When we have hope, we discover powers within ourselves we may have never known - the power to make sacrifices, to endure, to heal and to love. Once we choose hope, everything is possible.

"Hope" is something that has really resonated with me through my pregnancy with Maddy and even now. So much so that it is both her middle name, and part of the title of this blog. There was a time that "hope" was all that we had - we didn't "know" that everything would be ok, we could only hope.

When we go through difficult situations, there are two common responses - we can lose hope (ie, despair) or we can choose hope. Losing hope is like just giving up, but choosing hope gives our journey a purpose,  and it gives us a reason to keep moving forward knowing that things are going to get better, some time, some how. And whatever we're going through, we can always choose hope :) :)


  1. So beautifully put Nicole.

  2. Nicole & Family, Welcome to the DD family! Your daughter, Maddy, will be the apple of everyone's eye's! She'll be the bell of the ball! And yes she is and always will be your... HOPE. My son, Evan, has Diastrophic too. He'll be 4 in December. He is the most amazing son! Everyone loves him and you can't but help smile when you see him. I hope Maddy has the same silly and loveable personality that Evan has. Please, please, PLEASE feel free to contact me. Sometimes it just helps to have someone to chat/talk/cry to, who understands the feelings that are running through your head. Read up on DD, YOU'LL become the professional expert. I always keep a file of all Evan's medical stuff. It’s seems like yesterday he was born and now we are getting ready for PRE-K!!!

    Sincerely, Brandy Bouy