Growing up I've heard the saying, "You have to choose your battles." I've told other mothers the very same thing. While this is great advice for parenting (especially when you have a teenager), some battles arrive with full armor ready to take charge that we did not choose.
My dear friend did not choose breast cancer and a brain aneurism...but she did choose to fight.
The battles that have chosen me this last month, I did not choose. But I know in order to survive them, I have to fight. And that I will do.
What battle has come to you? Are you willing to fight?
The world is looking for a generation of people who will rise up when the battles of life get difficult....even scary. It would be much easier to give in or give up all together.
Know that you are not alone. Know that YOU can CHOOSE to be a warrior. I will. Will YOU?
** Kimberly recommends the book "Warrior Chicks" by Holly Wagner for further insight on this subject.