Today, I am celebrating the four week anniversary of my Second Chance. Besides looking for a job and spending some quality time with Miss Moosie, I’ve had a chance to reflect back on the last four weeks.
And last night, I made my redemption by returning to track practice (as a spectator, of course) and the Checkers Board meeting. Oh and yes, I do have ten witnesses who saw me eat a salad instead of woofing down wings and pizza (Tom D. has taken my place in this task).
I am still amazed at the well wishing, prayers and thoughts I am still getting. I am fortunate to be honored with such wonderful friends and family. And I continuously thank you all from the bottom of my heart. All of my cochlear implant and running friends are like a second and extended family to me.
I am also blessed by a most wonderful family especially wife, nurse, cook, maid, laundress, driver, etc. Steph. I thank you and love you from the bottom of my heart (but please spare me all the mushy stuff!).
Some of you may not know this, but I’ve decided that perhaps maybe God gave me a second chance because he had a purpose for me and decided to keep me here a little longer. So I have taken up reading the New Testaments and hopefully, find some solace in this purpose.
I have also decided that I am a mere mortal. Yesterday, I took off my “gung-ho” suit and signed up with one of the finest trainers in Buffalo for cardiac rehab. Not only will I find out what kind of healthy lifestyle I need to lead but I’ll should also be able to achieve my goal of collecting a few more dead rabbits….Greg, both Eds, T, Fig, Darlene – are you listening??
I have learned a lot over the last four weeks. Life is a precious commodity. It need not be taken for granted for we all live once. And we might as well live it to the fullest. And as I said to my son when we got home from the hospital…
“Its not my turn yet…its just not my turn”.
This is my Second Chance and I am thankful for every opportunity to have it.