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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Day 5 - Favorite Quote

Day 5 - Your favorite quote

Pre-Gracie, my favorite quote came from a good friend of mine, who happens to be the husband of one of my midwives.  "No physical therapist will ever go to heaven."  It's not a famous quote, but it will always stick with me.  Unfortunately, all physical therapists of the world are screwed, because the friend who constantly reminded me of this died unexpectedly almost 3 years ago, so he's got a head start on getting all of us banned from passing through the pearly gates.

Since Gracie's death, there is one quote that sticks with me and always seems to be in the front of my mind.  (Its long, so it obviously doesn't stick there verbatim, but you get the point.) "It doesn't matter how tough we are, trauma always leaves a scar.  It follows us home, it changes our lives.  Trauma messes everybody up, but maybe that's the point.  All the pain and the fear and the crap.  Maybe going through all that is what keeps us moving forward.  It's what pushes us.  Maybe we have to get a little messed up before we can step up."   It's from Grey's Anatomy and just feels so fitting at this point in my life.


Dawn Brown said...

A quote that I've always loved since high school is "Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind." (Shakespeare) I always fancied myself a hopeless romantic deep down, but now I see how this quote can easily be applied to any love...particularly pregnancy.

You're raising some thought-provoking questions this month! I'm enjoying the perspective it's given me...and I love the Grey's Anatomy quote!!

Sandra and Aaron said...

that's a fantastic quote from Grey's. I lost my twin boys Mason and Cole in Dec 2008...and that quote just sums it all up for me...thank you!