Imagine… being the only active LDS member in your immediate family.
Imagine… Feeling like the black sheep in your family, and in society.
Imagine… being a first generation college student.
Imagine… growing up with a disabled sibling.
Imagine… having to communicate with your sibling through your eyes and through connection; no words allowed.
Imagine… not understanding the negative image that the world portrays your sibling, hero, and best friend as.
Imagine… she meant the whole world to you.
Imagine… wishing every day you could trade lives with her to give her a chance to feel “normal”.
Imagine… basically growing up in Primary Children’s Hospital and witnessing at least one tragedy, and one miracle per day.
Imagine… leaving the hospital with your sibling when they told you that she would
not make it another day.
Imagine… Holding your sister’s hand trying to keep her alive.
Imagine… giving her the last hug as they rushed her into surgery.
Imagine… hearing those gut wrenching words “There is nothing we can do” and
understanding that it was reality this time.
Imagine… walking into the room that was full of doctor’s and nurses that had worked with Misty.
Imagine… all of them crying because they had been so touched by her life.
Imagine… Watching your family cry and suffer in so much pain.
Imagine… seeing 26 years of your life slip away in the blink of an eye.
Imagine… A stranger giving you a hug and telling you “May God forever bless you and be with you. You have an amazing Spirit and will do wonderful things” all because she can see the pain you are in.
Imagine… realizing you had lost your only grandparent merely 3 weeks prior and the reality of missing school and work is starting to sink in.
Imagine… painting your sister’s fingernails and realizing it is the last service that you can ever provide her with.
Imagine… closing the casket and trying to tell yourself it’s okay even though that is the last “good-bye” you can ever tell her.
Imagine… finishing out the semester with High GPA because of the amazing teachers that have empathy.
Imagine… the bond you feel with your family after surviving a tragedy.
Imagine… life being any different.
Imagine… the experiences that you wouldn’t have had.
Imagine… not being able to be a part of an inspirational life.
Imagine… not being able to witness those miracles each and every day.
Imagine… not feeling compassion for others that are dealing with difficult times.
Imagine… not wanting to live a life that is empowering for others.
Imagine… being a part of something greater.
Imagine… trying to give others the strength to face their trials.
Imagine… working towards making the world a better place.