“The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.”
– Norman Cousins
For the past four days I have been blessed with having my 16 year old son Liam here in Florida touring college campuses. I am a bit of a mush so I will admit that it was emotional at times for me. Watching my son ask questions, discuss his options with me, being enamored with the information and tour was amazing to me. As he saw something he appreciated, liked or disliked he would let me know. We visited six colleges, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), University of Tampa, University of South Florida (USF), University of Miami (The U), Florida International University (FIU) and Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU).
It was a bunch of driving across Florida! But it was fun. We had the chance to meet the soccer coach at FAU. It is exciting that he will have the opportunity to play there at a Division One School. It gave me the chills watching him talk to the coach and one of the goalies. He was excited and filled with hope! He made the decision to go home and begin a strength and conditioning program in order to bulk up and get ready for the opportunity.
My son Liam had and has the benefit of having two recovered parents. For us in recovery as we progress, no matter what our age, we have the opportunity to experience hope in our lives! The hope for the future, the hope to advance in our lives, the hope to attain the things we want and need. Hope is the key to our lives. Experience Hope!
Go, Go, Go…