When my brother Mark received his ALS diagnosis, I wasn’t prepared to step into the role of his emotional caregiver. There were long stretches of days during those eighteen months when nothing kept me going but my love for him.
More recently, during a much needed getaway, a friend fell seriously ill. Our getaway turned into an opportunity to serve. Love fueled us when, logically, there was nothing left in the tank. And two weeks later, when Pam was diagnosed with bronchitis during the height of two candidate searches, love fueled me to do whatever needed to be done. Somehow I managed to keep the home and business plates spinning between doctor appointments, pharmacy runs, temperature taking and more.
I’ve found that whenever opportunities to serve present themselves, we are given the exact resources necessary to be present, helpful and loving.
When has love fueled you to accomplish more than you thought possible?