He pushes himself beyond his physical limits to complete a task on a daily basis. I watch in awe as he eeks out every moment of his day to prove to himself and others that he is viable to all of us. Every time he is asked how he is doing he answers with a big smile. “Great!”, or “Not bad for a dumb ole farm boy from Gobles”. Truth be told when his IQ was tested some years back it was in the 130’s. To say he is my hero is a huge understatement. He is my life, the reason I get up in the morning…..
Now that the cancer is back, we are facing it together. I try to go to treatment with him every week and I watch and listen as he keeps everyone at the Cancer Center in stitches (sometimes at my expense). But right now he is here with me, with us, and we are enjoying every minute we have together.
There has always been a lot of talk about the purpose driven life. We wonder to ourselves why we are here on this earth, at this particular time and place. It has never been more clear to me that I have been put here to help Sam through this, to love him, comfort him and be with him, on this, life’s most difficult journey.