I dug around a bit today looking for the “Lamos family motto.”
It is found on our family crest. I discovered that it is the Latin phrase “Ne Cede Malis“. The translation is “yield not to adversity“.
It’s funny how a motto like that has a way of challenging me at a deep level of my identity. I would love it if at the end of my earthly life my children would be able to say that I didn’t yield or give up in the face of trouble or adversity.