Today, as every day, I am thankful for the three best people I know. They just happen to be my children. They are so much fun to be around. Want to be inspired? Spend some time talking to any one of them. They are not just doing okay in our post-Dave world, they are kicking ass.
I have always given so much credit to Dave for how well they have navigated life since June 2014. He provided for us financially so that we have a roof over our head and food on the table, tuition can be paid and trips can be taken. That peace of mind has been a blessing many times over. He provided for us emotionally especially in the last few weeks before he died. I believe that we all carry his words letting us know that we would be okay and to take things one step at a time close to our hearts. I will always be thankful for the man and father that he was and how completely selfless he was during those last days so that his energy could be spent wrapping us in a Dave sized security blanket to last us a lifetime.
I also want to give so much credit to Sam, Grant, and Parker. They could have fallen into a pit of self-pity. It would have been understandable. It certainly has been tempting a time or two for me. But they didn’t, and I didn’t. Together we have been able to be strong when one wasn’t. We have in pairs and as a group bolstered each other through the saddest of times. We laugh. We cry. We always find a way to laugh again. I know every parent thinks they are the luckiest, but I happen to know for fact, that I hold that title.