The last couple years have been tough for our family. I have liver disease and went through a 18 month treatment plan that effected me with flu like symptoms, including making me very tired and irritable. I actually didn’t get the side effects as bad as many other people and was able to continue working so I could support my family. I finished the treatment and today 3 months after I completed the treatment I go to see results. I will have to do follow-ups again at 6 months and a year. My family has been extremely supportive during this time.

This past summer we lost my wife’s Grandfather suddenly as well as two her uncles within 2 weeks. These sudden and unexpected loses hit the family hard. At the end of the summer my wife’s Grandmother passed away.

My Grandmother has been sick and has trouble getting around and needs to be cared for, she has been there for me so much through my life. We also found out my aunt is losing her battle with breast cancer, she is in her early 50s, far too young.

Seeing how my wife was there for the family during these events has been an inspiration and strengthen my love for her. I am truly lucky to be with such a wonderful woman and love her so much.

“Live your life today through who you are, tomorrow just might not be there. Be grateful for what you have, it can be gone in an instant. We cry, and rage over the smallest things, while there are many others whom have it much worse. Think about it, You got your health, isn’t that good enough? I’m thankful for my health, family, and true friends. Everything else can crumble, and in due time… It can be fixed. Life is too short , Live it & Love it & and forget about the rest.” — My Wife Rhonda

I have been reflecting on life and what is important and family is the most important to me. After Steve Jobs lost his battle with cancer I read the quote below and it really struct me as a great way of living life.

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.’ It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” — Steve Jobs

I know a lot of people have battled and sadly lost or are still suffering from horrible tragedies and my heart and prayers go out to them. I write this post and others in this blog as a type of therapy and hopefully a way of communicating with others in need that I may be able to help.