4.04.2010

the strongHOLD: Coffee with Tabs...

April 4, 2010...
I shared a few sips of coffee this morning, sitting beside the bed of a friend, who currently is in a far less fortunate situation than I. The coffee, usually being the highlight of my mornings, meant little to nothing. I would've given up every sip, every taste, every smell...

And it wasn't just the coffee...

Watching Tabs smile, hearing her laugh, seeing the fight in her eye that Ive seen so many times in class, meant more than absolutely anything else in the entire world. She had pretty much just woken for the day and had already had a few other visitors. She looked great. Bright and strong...typical "Tabs."

The conversation was light, and the mood was mellow. Perfect. We talked about Easter and the gorgeous weather outside. We joked about the hospital food, and the massive amount of Easter candy that others had brought her. We talked about CrossFit. I also gave her a laundry list of the names of well-wishers that couldnt be there at the time...She smiled with every name she heard.

I'm not sure about the exact amount of time that I actually spent with her, but it really didnt matter. Every moment was special, and each moment more precious than the next. It was peaceful, calming, and in a way that only talking to Tabs can be.... "refreshing!"

She IS getting strong...She IS a fighter...and God willing...this girl IS going to recover! I've seen her reach deep, Ive watched her push, Ive watched her fear and then overcome! Tabs WILL NOT quit..... and this situation is no different!

Tabs, from the very bottom of my heart, and from the entire CrossFit Charleston family...We love you so much, and are praying God's healing. You are an incredible women, and a wonderful part of who we are. We are supporting you 1000% and, we know how very strong you are!! We pray that God rests your mind and restores your body, and we know that every single day will be just one little bit better than the last!

Thanks Tabs! Thank you for who you are, and for what you mean to all of us!! Use that fight inside of you girl! One day at a time...

God bless you Tabs, we're all praying for you, & we love you!
-Your entire CrossFit Charleston family

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4 comments:

FourJedis said...

Beautiful message, William. To know Tabs is to love her, and it's great to see that incredible spirit in her eyes and in every smile. What a fighter.

Joni said...

Beautiful words...Coffee & Tabs...two of my favorite things! :-) Tabs is an inspiration to us all. Love you TO!! Keep fighting baby girl!

Joni said...

CrossFit love from Florida Tabs!!
"You won't get this type of support from no globo gym I have ever attended. Tabs is in our prayers. Thanks for sharing this."

Oscar Hernandez
racso690@hotmail.com

Kristin said...

well said, William. our thoughts and prayers are completely full with love for her.

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