Friday, October 3, 2014
Today marks the one-year anniversary of having 1/2 half of my tongue removed and being told for the 11th time that I was "cancer free" (twice they couldn't get it all.) I have endured more than I could have imagined in the past 12-months, but rather than remember the hard parts, I want to thank all of those who stood by me during my darkest hours. Friends were made and friends were lost during the past year. So many friends came to spend time with me and I can't tell you how much it meant and how much it helped, even when the medications made me fall asleep as you were talking to me. I love my parents and my daughters dearly and am blessed by them so very much. Ashley, Sara, Holly, Robert-Violet Haase, and my sisters Linda and Lisa were all put through so much heart-ache and worry, but they were there for me when I needed them and I cannot thank them enough. I can't thank all of my friends individually because I would likely miss a few, but you know who you are and I will never forget your love, compassion and generosity. All I can say is thank you from the depths of my heart. I remain a Blessed Man.