"I have a great life".
In todays (tonights) blog, I would like to share a little bit about the most precious things in my life, my family:
I have a very supportive "BOSS" (and I call her that with the MOST respect as she is the best part of my life...and we do make joint decisions...I just like to call her boss) who has accepted my new passion with a grain of salt and who has also accepted that this will be permanent. She is front line in the health care system and does make a difference. She looks after people who have just had surgeries, are going to have surgeries, who are in emergency situations, who are tired, sore, cranky, have shitty pukey beds and in some cases dying. She deals with families who are hurting, in pain and she does it all with a professionalism, patience and care that I will never have. She is a very special person and I am blessed to be with her. It is never boring and for that I am thankful. She is also my best friend and confidant...love of my life!!!
Our sons..."A" & "B'.
"B" is the 1st. He is a super athlete (pick a sport and he will be a starter) , great with kids and so big hearted. When he was about 4, we were hanging around a mall killing time. I bought him an ice cream and then had him sit with Dad on the bench till he finished it. He finished the ice cream and then much to my surprize, he tapped an older lady (who was sitting on the bench right behind us, she had to be 80 years old) on the shoulder. When she turned to see who tapped her, he gave her a big hug and then kissed her on the cheek. She looked a bit flustered and then said to me, "It's been such a long time since I was kissed by such a handsome young man!". What a proud Dad I was...and still am. He is a wonderful, conscientious, caring young man who has a big heart. He always tries to do the right thing no matter what it costs him. I am so extremely proud to be part of his life.
Exhibit "A" is our 2nd born. We make jokes that if TV watching was a sport, he would be an Olympian. He is, has always been, and I hope will always be a champion for those who need help. He is now on his 3rd time growing his hair for "Angel Hair for Kids", an organization that makes wigs for kids who have suffered hair loss due to chemotherapy treatments. On his own and by himself, he decided to grow a minimum of 10 inches of hair for a hair donation 3 times. He has been called many names (take your pick, kids are cruel) and had many slurs thrown at him but he does not let that deter him. He is mentally, one of the toughest kids I have ever met and yet he has to give his Mom & Dad a hug every morning to start his day off right (man I hope that never ends!!!). I am so grateful and humble to be a Dad to this special human being....how could I not be?
So why I posted this tonight? Well....I am so impressed with the fitness community and how you all support each other through good and bad. In the blog world, it does not matter if your discipline is running, marathon, endurance, 1k, 2k, 5 k, 10 k, Ironman, Tinman, Man vs Horse, Weight loss, this that or the next thing!!! People support people. I almost always see positive comments with the exception of a few jerks...but that's the way the world turns. I kinda feel like Jerry Maguire now....or Sally Field.."You really, really like me!!!!! But it is true...there is some kidding, teasing and of course, correcting grammer AND ALL THE FUN THAT GOES WITH THAT!!! in the blogs I follow. But the underlying message is "We support you and if you make the effort, we will applaud it!!!". And what more support could you ask for than that?
So I am thankful for this group, whether it be at home or in cyberspace. Thank-you for your experiences that have helped me and others move ahead, gain inspiration and perhaps push ourselves farther that we thought we could.
Have a great weekend all and give yourselves a pat on the back...and take the time to appreciate the good things on your life...it does not cost a penny to be happy..I am so blessed....