Friday, February 03, 2006

Celebrate Life!

Good morning!

A year ago today, I was, as you know almost killed by a van. Thanks to the skill, help, love, care and concern of more people than I can imagine, I am alive and enjoying a wonderful rich life. I am also enormously grateful to each of you for your continuing help, care and patience as I slowly but steadily get the pieces of my life back together again.

Today, I ask you to join me in the celebration of life. Take time to smile, hug someone, treasure your home, family, work, colleagues and friends. Take some deep breaths and savor the richness of life.

I will be out of the office today in honor of the day. Also, my mom was admitted to VU hospital yesterday afternoon so the doc can check on her continuing breathing difficulties, so I'm going to be tied up there as well. She was doing much better when we left her last night around 10:30, as she was on oxygen and her spirits were good. She seemed downright hardy in fact! That was encouraging. She has emphysema, so it's going to continue to be a tough go, but she's doing better and the medical staff is great. She's 83 and tough and we are so lucky to have her!