I’m so so excited to share this interview with one of the most inspirational people ever…one of Luke’s early inspirations for becoming a professional surfer, and someone who has inspired our family (and people all over the world) for years: BETHANY HAMILTON.
Bethany became world famous after surviving (though losing her arm to) a shark attack at age 13, then going on to become one of the best female surfers in the world. Today she is surfing better than ever, and is also an author, speaker, and…A BOY MOM to TWO PRESCHOOL-AGE SONS! woot woot! This woman is big time #momgoals.
Photo Cred. Mary Cernsdorf @rockingseaphotography
This talk with Bethany kicks off a fun, new, summer series:
EXPLORING AND CELEBRATING EVERY STAGE OF RAISING BOYS…FROM THE BABY YEARS…to ALL GROWN UP! I have an amazing line-up of Moms joining me who I know will make you laugh, cry, savor the stage you’re in, and look forward to all that is to come.
THIS IS GONNA BE SUCH A GREAT SUMMER SERIES!!
In today’s episode, Bethany and I talk about her current stage of raising two rambunctious preschoolers, complete with joys and challenges. We also talk about Bethany’s life as a professional athlete– how she balances raising little boys, training, travel, and competition. Bethany talks about health and nutrition, (for herself and her boys!), about her marriage (I laughed at the one difference between how she and her husband, Adam, approach life) and how they’re raising they’re pointing their son to faith. I really enjoyed this conversation and I think you will, too!
Photo Cred. Trevor Murphy
Bethany’s UNSTOPPABLE FILM (Scroll to the bottom of this post to see movie trailer!)
Chocolate Mana Bar Recipe (these have become a regular in our house!)
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More about BETHANY:
Known most notably as one of the biggest comeback stories of our era, Bethany Hamilton has become synonymous with inspiration. Her story of determination, faith, and hope has resounded in encouragement worldwide. At the age of 13 as a rising surf star, Bethany lost her left arm to a 14-foot tiger shark, which seemed to end her dream career. However, one month after the attack, Bethany returned to surfing and within two years had won her first national surfing title. Bethany’s foundation of faith has been her backbone; her source of truth, hope, and strength. At 17 years old, she realized her dream of surfing professionally and she is still an active surf competitor to this day. Bethany has been able to touch a large number of people with her faith message, charitable efforts, and overall spirit. Her greatest joy is being a wife and mother, and she continues to touch and inspire lives globally as a professional surfer, author and motivational speaker. She currently has her own blog and online course on helping others become unstoppable.
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