It is stories like this one that make me feel so honoured to be able to share them. It is a testament to the strength of the human spirit that we can endure such sadness and come out on the other side feeling stronger.
The scariest thing I have ever done was also the most rewarding and life changing; it was caring for my mother as she died. It was dressing her wounds, reading to her during chemotherapy, asking the doctors the tough questions, finding joy despite the tragedy of her untimely illness, communicating to those who loved her when she was not able and, eventually, holding her hand as she died. It was the hardest thing I have ever done but I wouldn’t change it for anything.
I learned I had more strength than I ever thought possible and an endless capacity to love.
The #ShowMeYourBrave Project asks people, “What’s the bravest, scariest, or most intimidating thing you’ve ever done?”. The idea of the project is to share stories of everyday bravery and human resilience to bring us closer together. In sharing, we not only find our voices, but we find support, allies, and others who have faced similar challenges. If you would like to submit your story, we would love to feature your bravery here.