This is episode 15 and my guests today are Greg and Sarah McWilliams
We had was a lot of fun to record. Initially, over a video call, I sat down with Greg to speak to him about his career as a rugby coach, the challenges of moving abroad to a different country and the journey he and his wife Sarah embarked upon to bring their son Archie and daughter Lana Rose into this world.
What sets this episode apart for me, is when Sarah joined in the discussion she lit up the room, and it was wonderful to see the way both Greg and Sarah were open and honest about how tough life can be.
Sarah and Greg speak openly about how focused they were on having babies, how Sarah wasn’t going to let ectopic pregnancies and failed IVF treatments stop her, and how surrogacy became an option.
Following the challenge of having a baby, Sarah received another curveball from life and was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2020. At the time of the recording, Sarah was down to complete her final chemotherapy the following day. I’m glad to say she smashed it.
Being positive and optimistic when times are good is definitely easier. It is in times of hardship and difficulty when real optimism and positivity shines through. That is the challenge and opportunity for us all.
For me, listening to Sarah and Greg’s story as they interact with one another, painted a clear picture of a foundation cemented by understanding, communication, and unconditional love for each other.
I’m grateful for the time they’ve shared with me to tell their story, and I hope this gives you the reassurance that whatever it is you are going through today, to stay optimistic.
Optimism is knowing that even though the tunnel is dark, and the path may be challenging, there is light at the end of the tunnel, stay the course, one step at a time and you’ll eventually get there.
If you’d like to reach out to Sarah or Greg, you can do so on Instagram @irish_in_america_ or @mcwilliams.greg
If you are finding that you’re going through some similar situations please do reach out for help as it may be the point that changes your life.