Olivia, Landen and I have on many occasions cranked this song up on the radio as we are cruising around in the car, and belted our hearts out as we sing along. I liked this song a lot before I saw this video yesterday . . .
. . . now I love it so much more.
This is super, awesome awareness brought to the CF community by One Republic and their song I Lived . . .
. . . and an even bigger reminder that although I want to coddle Olivia and wrap her in a protective bubble at times to keep her safe from harm, I also want her to say that she truly did live and had a very full life that wasn't defined or limited by cf,
. . . that cf was always there, always present but it was just along for the ride, not the deciding factor in what she could or couldn't do.
Such a huge thanks to One Republic for generating more awareness about CF and the CFF's mission for a cure. I'd like to give them all a super big CF Mom hug if I could . . .
. . . and we will definitely keep singing along every time we hear this song,
. . . probably a little bit louder now!