Taking Life Back: Rebekah Gregory

Posted By Linda Tucker on Apr 24, 2017 |

On April 15th 2013, two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three spectators and wounding more than 260 others. Rebekah Gregory and her five-year-old son were waiting by the finish line supporting a friend running the race when both bombs went off. In a moment of sheer terror, lives were changed forever; leaving survivors to piece together their shattered and disrupted lives. Rebekah lost one of her legs that day, but has ultimately discovered a deep well of strength like she never knew before.

In her new book Taking My Life Back, Rebekah describes how she has learned to be gentle towards herself as she’s navigated her new normal, while also taking an active role in showing up for the life she’s been given. Rebekah reminds us that while we might have difficult chapters in our lives, our story can still move forward. And while we might not see or understand how the broken pieces can possibly fit together again when the pain is overwhelming, there is still hope to be found on the other side of tragedy. We hope you’ll join us to hear how Rebekah’s story shows us that:

  • While surviving a traumatic experience is indescribably painful, it also has the power to wake us up to what truly matters
  • “Taking your life back” means making the decision to show up and participate in the world even when you don’t feel strong
  • The only way to discover how pain can make us stronger is by moving through it, not running away from it
  • We can either drown in our pain or let it baptize us into a new way of appreciating life more fully