Today I posted this on Facebook…
7 years ago we chose not to let it beat us. Therefore today we do not look back and mourn what happened, instead we celebrate everything wonderful that has happened since. Happy “anniversary”.
I have learned many things in the past 7 years… I have learned patience, determination and acceptance. I have learned to appreciate what is good and try my best not to let what is bad define me. I have learned to seek support and encouragement, but never sympathy. I have learned tons about myself, my family and my friends. I have learned to stay positive, no matter how hard it is. I have learned to work harder at this than I have ever worked at anything ever before. I have learned I am capable of so much more than I ever knew.
It sounds kind of cheesy, but the past 7 years have shown me that your life really isn’t at all about what happens to you, it’s defined by how you choose to handle the things that come your way. It saddens me that I can’t say the same for the others but 7 years ago WE chose to fight and do everything we possibly could to get better, to heal and move forwards.
Today, I am incredibly proud and thankful to say that I think we succeeded.