Resilience is in our DNA as created beings. We are built to weather storms. The virtue of being able to adapt to stressful life changes and “bounce back” from hardship is essential to our growth and progress.
My hero is my mom. As a teenager, she became a mother of two and had to drop out of high school. My father left her when I was 6-months-old, leaving my 17-year-old mother the strenuous burden of caring for two toddlers all on her own. Still being a child herself, Mom had incredible giants in front of her. But she clawed her way through life and boldly faced her giants one by one, day by day, and week by week.
"I Am David" is a film adapted from Anne Holm's internationally acclaimed novel North to Freedom and is one of my sentimental favorites.