Wednesday, October 22, 2014
I love my life. No matter how difficult it gets, no matter what pain I may have experienced or challenges (like sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes on top of being a bilateral above knee amputee) may come my way, I love my life. I sit on my deck, writing this post, facing west, warmed by the fading light of the setting sun shining on me through the yellowed leaves of a Golden Rain tree, after spending my "survival day" in relative solitude (as I prefer to do) and my body, soul, and mind are peaceful. I am grateful for all of those who were there on that night, risking their lives to pull me from the wreckage, those who gathered to support my sister as she struggled to make the initial medical decisions that would give me the best chance to live, those who supported my entire family as they waited at my bedside for positive signs that I was recovering, and those who've supported us through all of the years of change that have come after. As the sun sets on year nine I am glad that I have been here to have the experiences and build the relationships that have developed in my world over these past long years, and I look forward with hope and happiness to the dawning of year 10 and the decades beyond!