3.64 billion miles! WHEW!!! A very wild ride, but it's time for me to reflect on my life so far. First, I am still alive, and now four years past the date that was critical for my survival. My last bout with cancer was over 9 years ago, and have been relatively healthy ever since (now if I can just get the docs to remove this stomach tumor around my waist).
Career wise, things are going great; I work for a great organization with great co-workers, Sure, the job becomes frustrating at times, but overall, I am lucky to have such a good job.
Being married to Samantha has been even more wonderful than I ever expected! She is so caring and loving, encouraging, and even puts up with my kiddish humor (and love of Gunni Worms). Still, the fact I met Samantha at Disney still shocks me to this day, and obviously God was intervening in my life.
With the recent news of me on the path to legally obtaining my VIrginia Driver License, the news continues to be great.
Of course, there are plenty of "not-so-good" things to mention. Samantha's grandmother is now dealing with the reality of terminal cancer, when just a couple of weeks ago, she was the picture of pristine health. Many folks, along with some of my family, are out of work, and money is scarce. Natural disasters have torn the Heartland up, and to top it off, Chase will not upgrade my credit card.
So, what's the point? Never take life for granted. One minute, your life is great, but the next minute, your life could be upside down. Enjoy the good times in life, and learn and grow when the bad times hit. Remember to show others you love and care about them. I promise you that this is the greatest feeling you can experience in life, and when things are down, it is what will help you survive. Things are going great for me now, but you never know what will happen in the future. For now, I thank each and every one of you who actually took the time to read this, as this shows me you care. I hope I can repay the favor.
One last note, I want to thank and express my deepest love for my mom for her her undying love since I was born. I would not be here without her.