This is my youngest brother Lorne. This photo was taken one year ago yesterday after his successful bone marrow transplant. He celebrates another year of a remarkable life. This man, my Brother, carries himself with such grace, with such gentleness, with such kindness and with such optimism – - I shake my head in wonder. It makes me believe that he was “selected” because of his indomitable spirit and strength.
And, there is another selfless, good hearted soul out there, somewhere, who was kind enough to donate bone marrow. Right now, you may be having breakfast, taking a walk, reading the newspaper or simply enjoying the beautiful day – and you have no idea of how much joy you have brought. Thank you for giving my Brother your gift of life.
It’s time Bro. It’s time. You’ve had a rough ride. It’s a daily struggle. You’ve paid your dues. It’s now time for you to get a wee bit of a tail wind.
Happy Anniversary to you, to your beautiful wife Rebekah and the boys.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
~ An Irish Blessing
P.S. BTW, not a flattering picture of you. How difficult is it to keep your eyes open that wide?