Sunday, October 13, 2013

hope

It's funny the places you find inspiration, it lies all around you.. you just have to be listening.

Last week amongst the many random dvr shows my husband watches,
I got captivated in e60.
I normally don't like to watch that show because they all seem to be depressing sad stories..
But i am glad I was listening.. listening to this young boy, Davan Overton's, perspective on hope.




what struck me most about this show was his interview:
(back story in case you missed the film above)
Davan Overton,
plays high school basketball on the JV team
and has a congenital brain defect
In the second half their team was ahead in the game.
Davan, entered the game with 5 minutes left
and had countless misses at the basket..

The reporter asked Davan's mom:
"What are you going through with each of those misses?"
Davan's mom was proud, proud that he doesn't get frustrated or angry..
proud that he just keeps trying.


The reporter then ask Davan:
"With each of those shots what are you thinking?"
Davan's response:
"it's going to be like any other game, I usually miss"

Reporter:
"then why do you keep shooting?"

Davan:
Everybody should have hope,
it's why we get up in the morning,
it's why we get ready for school.
Hope that somethings gonna happen thats going to change your life forever.

It's such a positive word.
It can carry you through the everyday challenges of life.
little or big.


"But that ye have patience, and bear with those afflictions,
with a firm hope that ye shall one day rest from all your afflictions."
-Psalms 41

After hearing Davan using the word HOPE,
I was quickly reminded to a HOPE necklace I received shortly after
posting on my blog about my miscarriage..

I don't know why but I often find myself trying to figure out
what I am suppose to be learning from "infertility".
Next month is our year mark from our miscarriage.
Not being able to get pregnant again, for who knows why..  is always on my mind

The necklace was from a local fellow blogger who does not personally know me..
I would find myself wearing the necklace just for "good luck".

It's a funny thing because you never want to get your hopes up,
but with each month it never fails that you do
and I'm not quite sure that's a bad thing..
I would hate to say i gave up hope,
because hope at the end of the day is what gets you through most trials in life..
hope that something good or better is going to come your way.



thank you for letting me vent/rant,
I just gained a whole new perspective on how powerful one little word could be.

Our Miscarriage/Trying to get Pregnancy Journey // read about it here

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing such a heart warming story! I'm so sorry for what you are going through, but you have a beautiful and uplifting perspective on trials that we have in life! xo

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  2. Thank you so much for this post and for sharing your heart so bravely and openly! I needed to read something uplifting tonight to start the week on a hopeful front. :)

    Much love and many blessings to you!
    xoxo.

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  3. Love this!! Sometimes its just so hard not to want to give up on things but then that little reminder is always a great blessing!

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  4. Lindsey,
    I started following your blog a couple of months ago. I read your infertility story and it pulled at my heart. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for over 3 years. We do not have any children. Last September we did conceive, the happiest time of our married lives, only to loose our sweet baby at 7 weeks. October 24th will be a year since our miscarriage. Of course this is the month I am a week late and thought 99% sure I was finally pregnant. I now know I am not. I am barely holding it together and I am surrounded by pregnant women and babies at this time in my life (including my sister).
    Every month feels like a trick. Tricked into hope, and disappointment IS inevitable. I fear the day that I no longer hope (as you said), even though hope bring so much pain in disappointment, it is what keeps you going.
    All of this to say, I understand. I feel so alone in this struggle, and reading your posts eases the ache on my heart. Thank you so much for sharing, I know it is hard!
    Isaiah 40:31

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  5. You're so brave. Love this post. Hope is one of the most powerful and sacred things in life. All the best to you, Lindsey!

    xx
    http://franciscamay.blogspot.com/

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  6. Playing catchup while all kids are finally sleeping. I think about you a lot, always hoping for you too. Just know you're always in my thoughts, I just don't want to pry. Love ya girl. Stay strong. Lex and Ty are lucky to have you.

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