When Hot Air’s Mary Katharine Ham lost her husband, Jake Brewer, in a bicycle accident in September, we couldn’t help but be inspired that she managed to make the announcement with such strength and positivity. Underneath an Instagram photo of her family, she wrote:

This will change us, but with prayer and love and the strength that is their companion, we can hope our heartache is not in vain– that it will change us and the world in beautiful ways, just as he did. If that sounds too optimistic at this time, it’s because it is. But there was no thought too optimistic for Jake, so take it and run with it. I will strive and pray not to feel I was cheated of many years with him, but cherish the gift of the years I had.

Ham made her return to television tonight on Greta Van Susteren’s “On the Record,” speaking candidly about her husband, and was just as inspirational — not to mention the fact that she recently finished the Marine Corps Marathon MCM10K while eight months pregnant with her and her husband’s second child.