A Month to be Grateful

May is a month to be grateful. It’s my wife’s birthday.

Almost 29 years ago I ran into this young “chick” in High School and after communicating with her for just a brief moment, I knew that someday I would end up marrying her. It has been 22 years now, and 2 healthy and beautiful kids. When the priest said for better or worse, holy crap, I don’t think she knew what she was getting into with me!

We have had incredible years and some years, recently, that were very challenging for us and for her especially. Yet, when the things got very tough and I was the one pulling away, she continued to be there for me and never gave up on me, even when anyone else would have done just that.

I have learned so much from her in the last few years. One of the most important lessons is to never give up, we all hear about it, but sometimes we have to see it to learn about it and believe it. Never give up, ever!

We all go through hard and harder times, yet we are all survivors. We all have the tools inside of us to learn how to cope and deal with the challenges that come across our paths in life.

We all carry an unknown load to others. We all matter! We are here because we have a reason to be here, and the sooner we find out what our call is, the sooner we are going to be helping others and ourselves to become a better human being.

God bless my wife for teaching me the true value of love and compassion.