Fear of the unknown and fear of the future have always overtaken me.
When I received my FEARLESS key as a present a few months ago, the thought of being FEARLESS was something I didn’t know if I could ever accomplish.
My older sister Naomi is the most FEARLESS person I know.
She battled Cerebral Palsy and other respiratory issues more fiercely than anyone could imagine. She embodied everything it meant to be FEARLESS.
Growing up, she taught me courage - how to look fear in the eye and charge right at it. I always tried my best to do so, but one fear I could never escape was losing my big sister. A few days ago, my biggest fear became my reality.
At the age of 25, Naomi is now gone and my world has been forever changed. When my parents asked what I wanted to place with her, my “FEARLESS” key bracelet came to mind immediately. I needed to pass it on to someone I knew to be FEARLESS and someone who taught me to be the same.
I hope she’ll keep my word close as she watches over me because I know she was FEARLESS until the very end.
Being FEARLESS doesn’t always require a complete absence of fear but rather the presence of strength in the midst of it.