“Sacrifices for loved ones”…hmmm, this is the hardest topic I encountered so far at Couple’s Corner. Hard because I don’t really know how to describe sacrifice in my own words. I haven’t experienced it yet.
I salute those who sacrificed for their families like Joyce Milgaard whose son was linked to a grisly crime and was jailed. Joyce never doubted her son was innocent so she did everything to prove her son’s innocence. After 28 years of waiting and struggle, his son became a free man and again felt the wind in his skin.
I can’t imagine the pain Barbara Goodlett went through when her daughter Marsha died of Huntington’s disease. Marsha had a very simple request from Barbara before she died. She wanted Barbara to write their story. When the publisher turned down Barbara’s story “Twenty-Three Valentines from Marsha”, she published and sold the books herself.
These are just two of the stories about sacrifices that I read. I love stories like these though they always make me cry. They are very inspiring and make family members to be closer.
Oh I remember, I gave up my job to be a full time mom. Yes, that is sacrifice but I guess what I’ve done is nothing compared to those who gave up their own happiness or even their lives for their loved ones. And I thank God for not giving us trials like that. I am willing to do everything for my family but then I am not sure if I am as strong as Joyce Milgaard and Barbara Goodlett.
~Henry Ward Beecher~