Last year was rough for my mother.
Cancer. Chemotherapy was hard on her. As if it could be easy for anyone.
Then my dad went from bad to worse all of a sudden and she lost her husband of 54 years just before Christmas.
Between sickness from the treatment and depression from losing her partner, she was unable to eat enough and almost died of complications due to malnourishment.
When I visited in February earlier this year, I thought I was losing both of my parents within a 3-month span. That slight brush made it feel like a lonely place.
But she slowly got better.
And after a few months in the hospital, we got her home.
Where she laid in bed for another couple months.
Before she got tired of feeling sorry for herself.
And then decided to do something about it.
Her doctor told us she may not walk anyone. If I’m being honest, I believed him at the time.
90 days ago, she could barely move her legs, if at all.
Yesterday, she took 120 steps.
90 days ago, her outlook was not great. Until she changed her mind.
She didn’t like it. She decided to get better.
I went through this last year when I came to a reckoning and had to get healthy.
And so can you. You are tougher than you know.
All it takes is 100 good days to change your life.