We each traveled our own path of suffering.
Your incredible ability to press on and maintain such strength and positivity continues to impress me. I know this traditionally goes the other way around, but I’m proud of you.
I knew that I was traveling this journey with an amazing partner – my wife has been with me every step of the way. In fact, we both say things like, “we have a doctor’s appointment coming up,” because it’s our situation, not just mine.
The heartfelt expressions of our children reminded me that they’ve had their own journey, and that they, each in his own way, have also been with me every step of the way.
Near the end of our Father’s Day celebration, I received a call from a dear friend – another who had journeyed with me. He mentioned last week’s post and offered his own recollections of many of the instances of forgiveness that I mentioned.
So today, I follow my son’s lead and offer my own toast.
To those who journeyed alongside me: You helped me walk this path, and when I couldn’t walk, you carried me. You kept me warm and safe, no matter what the circumstance. In short, you loved me…and nothing else matters. I’m so deeply grateful.
It’s your unlimited power to care and to love that can make the biggest difference in the quality of your life. Anthony Robbins
For those providing care to family members, here is an article on making family caregiving easier and more rewarding (read now).