A little Thanksgiving note expressing my thoughts to my friends and family:
Every second of every minute of every hour of every day in every week of every month in the year 2014 has been challenging in one way or the other. I’ve felt fear, sadness, anger, compassion & love over & over again. I’ve recognized the kindness that others possess and have received the benefit of human compassion from my family, friends and folks I hardly know. Tears have streamed down my cheeks both while holding my wife tight in my arms and while alone in the quiet darkness of a small room. I led my family at home & I led my co-workers at work and at times my family led me while my co-workers picked me up off of the seat of my pants. All the while my beautiful wife experienced the same emotions while battling a terrible, life threatening disease.
In 49 years of my life there is not one time that I can recall in which I am more thankful than I am this Thanksgiving for the blessings I’ve received. I’m thankful that when called upon God provided the strength that allowed us to be courageous. I’m thankful that my wife elected to be positive, to be strong & to do battle. I’m thankful that the education provided to my boys by our public school system was such that they were a positive influence in my wife’s recovery. I’m thankful to have gained an understanding and realized the benefit of human compassion. I’m thankful that my wife is alive, my kids are happy, my dog is okay, my house is in one piece, I have a job & I’m generally okay.
In some lives there is always tomorrow for dreams to come true & at one point this pertained to us as well but now today is always THE day that we realize our dreams. There is no time, there is no tomorrow there is only today to make happen what you want to happen.
My dear wife I thank God every day that you were brought into my life & this Thanksgiving more than ever I will thank Him over and over again. Love you very much & I love the folks who have supported us throughout this whole battle.