I want to thank all of you who are reading and forwarding my blog. Since Thanksgiving there have been over 1000 views. I didn’t know there are so many ways to “pass it on”. I have been emailed, tweeted, re-tweeted, posted, re-posted, pressed , digg’ed, stumble’d up (not sure what that means), and someone told me they printed out copies to give to family members. It means a lot to Tonia and me. Not only because of the support and kind words you write to us, but even more important to our family, is the hope that what we have gone through, can in some way help someone else. When people tell us how our story helped them deal with their own issues or motivated them, it gives us even more reason to believe that what we have gone through is not all bad, that our families suffering can serve a greater good. Catholics call it Redemptive Suffering, others call it “Offering It Up”.
So, please keep the blog moving. If you would like to know when I write a new post,there is a place in the right hand corner to sign up to get email notifications. Also, please send me notes. Is there a question that you have? Many of you were there with us from the beginning. I would love to hear your stories. So many people came to see me in the hospital and nursing home and unfortunately the pain and the drugs robbed me of a lot of those memories. If you are not comfortable commenting here on the blog send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org If you don’t want me to blog about it let me know and I will answer back directly to you.
Thank you again and God Bless!