I would like, first of all, to thank my sister’s husband, Larry, for volunteering to help Anthony unburden himself from typing some of my ramblings so that he may also focus more on his schooling, his work and being a young man.
My brother (he told me to drop the ‘in-law’) is a wonderful man and I am grateful to him for many things – not just this. My sister Kathy, too. I am blessed, truly.
As for Anthony – well to him I owe more than I can ever repay. For a father to ask a child to type is his words as he described his attempt to end his own life; as he describes his pain and his demons; as he tries to make a sense out of things that make no sense and explain the unexplainable – all I can say is I simply could not be more in awe of his strength, his sense of humor, his honesty, and his love, and I could not be more proud of him than I am.
There could be no greater wealth a man can have than the riches of the love and devotion my son has shown me. I am humbled by how great he is to me. He is a giant in my eyes and I will be eternally grateful to him for all that he has done, all that he has sacrificed, all that he is.
I love you, my son.
I’m sorry you have to live through this with me., but I am glad you stand beside me, and I will make things right. It’s an honor and a priviledge to know you – your Grandmother would be – is proud.
As for all of you who are kind enough to read all that has been written to this point and, hopefully, will stick around to see what happens next – THANK YOU!
Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures though every circumstance.
1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT