real life superheroes

anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. but to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart...that's true strength. - author unkown

an eight year old boy, who just went through a liver and bowel transplant.

a two month old, who has the most terrible colic.

a three year old, who tolerates everything with joy and a smile on his face.

a family, who was displaced from their home, to endure 100 days in the hospital.

a man and woman, who are so grounded, genuine and kind and holding it together with grace.

they are...a family, full of real life superheroes.

it's knowing families like this one, the mikulak family, the sandstrom family...that bring inspiration into my life.  they amaze me. they bring me strength and courage. and it's families like these that i think about when i start to feel sorry for myself.  sure, suddenly becoming a single mom of three has it's own challenges, but 1) it's temporary and 2) it's nothing compared to what so many other families are enduring.

working to keep things in perspective.

and hey, who's that penguin in our photo session at the beach? Â lol.