I have been in a dark place lately… still am… but doing what I can to keep on fighting…

I am still grateful for being alive and having a chance to wake up in the morning…still breathing

I am grateful for having my wife in my life…. and for her having the patience to take care of the things I can not do for myself…. and never giving up on me when I did myself….

I am grateful for my children…. all ten of them… for being a part of my life… for their smiles… for their love… for their cuddles and sloppy kisses… the memories we’ve made together… the heartache and worries… everything about them…

I am grateful for my grand daughter…. and having a second chance on life and to be able to see and hold her in my arms….

I am grateful for my grand son… even though so far I have only watched him grow from a distance through my phone or computer… believing that there will come a day when I can hold him in my arms….

I am grateful for a tiny new grandchild that I will be holding later this year….

I am grateful for my medical team… as they are truly keeping me alive… and working hard on making my life a little bit easier….

I am grateful for the every-little-thing that makes life more beautiful…. and for the every-little-moments I can smile or laugh…

I am grateful for what I have experienced through out my life…. not because I would want to go through most of it again… but because it has made me into the person I am today


You may not see much of me for a while as I feel I need a time away from social media at least… but we’ll see….

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