Happy Anniversary!

We will skip the running and exercise talk today.  I am reflecting on all the blessings that surround me.  Kathy and the kids are ever an inspiration for me to work hard and play hard.  The images of 2 years ago today flood back easily, but with perspective.  I laughed with my partner, Kathleen, today when she reminded me I threw up on her as Kathy reached for a washcloth in the ICU on 12/5/2011.  These not-so-distant memories fuel me to rejoice in my mundane activities.  The what-ifs are now only that, because I successfully conquered my demons.  I take heart in the human spirit and its ability to persevere despite the obstacles placed before us.  I am glad I am not a statistic today.  I am looking forward to the holidays with good friends and family.