I enjoyed reading this article, but I appreciate when Bethany highlights her faith, and makes sure to include that as the reason she is able to be living, and surfing today. Thanks for always letting Jesus shine through you! I know myself, and many others appreciate it!
Echoing what Kendra said, Thankyou for sharing your faith, and never saying no to God! I love you and pray for you every night!
I am so glad I can look up to such a wonderful person. I know that I could have never found a better role model if I had never heard of you. I have watched Soul Surfer probably more than 20 times and Heart of a Soul Surfer many times as well.
By the way, I LOOOOOOOVE Sambazon açai also!! I always make an acai energy smoothie when I need a boost! Also I know each smoothie I am one step closer to being really healthy! Also, you have inspired me to grow a stronger faith in God and so much good has come through me choosing to follow Him. I know that if I hadn’t have heard about you, I wouldn’t be serving God as much as I am. This may sound crazy but I memorized this from Heart of a Soul Surfer:
I made a choice whether to follow God or give up on life and I chose to follow God and so much good has come through that. Now I’m challenging you to choose whether to give up on life or give God a chance and let Him work through you.
19 minutes! Anyway… Mhmmmmmm…… smoothie i might go make one……….
Hey Bethany! I’m Alyssa from Wisconsin. I’m SO inspired by you!! I hope you read this! It’s always been my dream to go surfing.. But it’s always been a bigger dream of mine to go surfing with you! I’m 12 and I probably sound crazy, but I really want to meet you! You’re such an amazing and inspirational person and I’m just dying to meet you. I promise you that even though I live in Wisconsin, one day I’m going to be tearing up the waves out there! I hope one day we can meet but I always try to stay active and eat right. Im 5’3 and I weigh 100 lbs. I’m always looking for new ways to stay active. Surfing is one that I know I will do. You have inspired me so much!!!!!!! Im hoping to surf with you one days, but that’s probably never going to happen:( its actually on my bucket list hehe:) I hope we can meet someday!!!! I’m so amazed by you! Here’s my email – email@example.com
guess what!!!??? This My Sister’s Birthday!!!!! I’m Trying To Follow Your Example Bethany, Soemtimes It’s Hard To be Faithful, But You Do It And I Want To Follow In Your Footsteps Because They Follow On The Path To Heaven
i soooooo want to see that but i can’t
That is an amzing article. You ar etruely amazing and inspiring. You have made a big impact on my life. We love you!
I’m going to Oahu on June 23 any chance you might be there ?
I do high interval and some times high intensity workouts also I’m a gymnast and I practice 2 times a week for 3 hours each day we do serious warmup and conditioning wich is about an hour of our training
Bethany Hamilton is a symbol of life in a way. Her bravery and insperation are just so amazing. Her caring and loving for God, people around the world with disabilities and all her fans are just so wonderful, that sometimes it’s hard to even explain how wonderful it really is. Bethany is so inspiring.
Cool! I am on a swim team and we practice every day for an hour and usally have meets 2 or 3 times a week. Then I have softball which there is 2 games a week and 1 practice a week. And last I have ice hockey which is two practices every week then on the weekends we have one game and one practice. So yeah! I guess we are both pretty athletic don’t you think?
Has anyone heard from SurfsUpPup lately? I hope she is okay since she hasn’t been on bethanyhamilton.com in a while. Thanks everyone! God Bless! Have God Be With You
Hey bethany i thought your artical was great and i wanted to tell you that I’m a huge fan also sent you a letter and I was hoping you could reply
hey… iv just signed up for your website and i think its so cool how you keep in touch with your fans:) i really hope you reply to me but i don’t mind if you don’t because i can just imagine how busy your life is… i love the article also by the way:)
You rock Bethany!
Bethany is like a rainbow.
Red: Red is the color of love which Bethany provides with love of her family, fans, many many people and God.
Yellow: To me, yellow is the color of brightness and great personality. It also displays passion and color in yourself. Bethany fits yellows discription perfectly.
Green: Green displays the earth and beauty. It also shows nature, kindness and beliving in yourself. Which Bethany loves nature and her homeland is mostly green so she probobly really likes this color.
Light blue: This color is hard to describe. But this color is the color of the sky most of the time so i think of this color being beatuiful. Just like Bethany. This after the rain and storms are gone this color lights the sky and that is Bethany. Bethany had the attack happen to her which is the storm. The rain is like Bethany struggling to get back on the board still recovering from the attack. Then the clear skies and rainbows is Bethany showing her love and insperation to the world. Spreading her color.
Dark blue: This color is the color of the ocean which Bethany practicly grew up in. With out the ocean she probobly wouldn’t be one of the most inspiring athletes in the world.
Bethany is a rainbow because of the colors but also because of the storm before the rainbow. Bethany had the attack happen to her which is the storm. The rain is like Bethany struggling to get back on the board still recovering from the attack. Then the clear skies and rainbows is Bethany showing her love and insperation to the world. Spreading her color.
I love that, SeaWorld buddy! That is so pretty!
Hi! Sorry for such a late reply, I haven’t been on in a while!
Thanks!!! I’m so glad your back on bethanyhamilton.com!
Hey Sea World friend! How is the Sea World saving doing for you? Have you talked to your parents about it lately? For me, it’s doing great! I got $20 for dog sitting the other day. It’s also been pretty tough because nobody really needs someone to dog sit or watch dogs because now people usally love walking their dogs. Which is great for the dogs and all and i am totally not mad about that but you know its kinda a bummer not getting to walk other dogs too. I just got back from Ocean City, NJ yesterday so I am really tired. Plus this week my swim team is over so I’m not sure what I will do the rest of the summer, haha. It’s hard to explain because during school you think,”Gee, I really wish it was summer.” But during summer you start to get bored and start thinking,”Hmm, I’m pretty bored. I wish I could go back to school.” Yet, there are a bunch of possibilities. I started drinking this really cool blend of fruit that you can buy in packets at stores. Its called Jamba juice. It’s a packet full of chunks of fruit that you put in a blender with a cup of apple juice. Its really good. So whats new with you latley? Hope to blog with ya later
you right bethany rock.
Hi Bethany, I’m sorry about what happened, but I can’t believe you did it. You are amazing! I really liked the movie about you.
Wow, this is pretty cool!!!! Bethany looks awesome!!!!
I wuz in destin Florida recently and there were pretty good size surfing waves; people were surfing and I thought of u because of how awesome of a surfer u r! u r such an godly exsample for me and my best friend/ cousin ! I would love to meet u some day! ;0
I have never read anything like that before- its great!!!
Hey Bethany you are a big inspiration to me and i just waned to thank you for giving me a big encouragment in growing my faith in God!