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Will you tell me about a time when you had hope ripped away from you?

Asked by tedibear (17910points) April 15th, 2011

I won’t go into details, but today I felt like something I had hoped for was pulled from my hands. And I don’t know that what I hoped for will come back.

In an effort to not feel so alone, will you tell me your story? I think I need some perspective. Thanks.

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mazingerz88's avatar

When Bush became president and when Bush was reelected.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Well,before I was diagnosed with MS,I was walking a few miles a day.
Then came the days where I could barely do 2 miles without being held up.I had problems lifting a 20 lb weight over my head.
I could not hold a paintbrush or feel the clay with my fingers as I threw pottery.My art is how I make money and I have loved creating things since I was a little girl so when my color perception felt “off”,I started to lose hope…..for a minute.;)
Once I found out what my problem was,I could then kick it’s ass.XD
I read about,researched it and came up with a plan of attack.That is what I have been doing since January and it has more than paid off!
I still make more typos than anyone I know,but so what? lol
Don’t lose hope @tedibear ! There is always something you can do.Even if it is not what you originally what you had planned for.
Good luck to you! :)

Seelix's avatar

I was pretty well convinced that I’d get into the PhD program starting in September. When my grad administrator took me aside and told me that they had only 3 spots open and I was number four, I lost it. I broke down into tears right there in the hallway. There’s still a possibility that I’ll get in, because I know that one of the students who was offered a spot isn’t going to take it if he gets in elsewhere, but it still sucks. I still don’t know whether I’m in or out. :(

YARNLADY's avatar

When I received a phone call in the middle of the night that my husband of one year was killed in a car wreck. If it wasn’t for my infant son, I think my world would have ended. That was nearly a half century ago, and lot more has happened since then.

I’m still here, and I have made a pledge to be happy every day for the rest of my life.

Cruiser's avatar

My divorce as crazy as it is to lament such a stupid event was just that moment for me. I was young and happy and to have everything you hoped and dreamed of ripped from your very soul…was death or as close to death I could imagine getting. The only thing that saved me was realizing I still had everything…I had my health, my pride and my attitude. I came out of that a stronger man and my ability to trust the ones I love was still intact. ;)

Pandora's avatar

When I was in 8th grade and had to choose a high school. The school of my choice was extremely hard to get into and my 8th grade teacher told me he had better students than myself rejected in the past and that none that applied ever got accepted. He also said that it was a school that was mostly boys. He told me it was a dream that would never come true and if I didn’t hurry and accept the schools that have already chosen me than I would have to go to a local public school that had a lot of gang fights. I took him for his word and a week later, after I got accepted to the school of my choice, I found out I got accepted to the school that I really wanted. It was too late to bow out because my parents already gave them a large amount of money for me to go.
It was my first most important life lesson. When you believe in yourself, you shouldn’t listen to nay sayers without investigating things further. This teacher always favored the boys. He didn’t believe that girls could be equally smart. I knew this but thought that a teacher wouldn’t mislead me.
I like this quote
The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief. ~William Shakespeare, Othello
and this one
If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill
So smile and keep going and everything will work out one way or another.

tedibear's avatar

Thanks all… it’s nice to know I’m not alone. I know I’ll get through, it’s just so darn hard.

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