Who’s Party is it Anyway?


Sometimes we get things wrong, it is no big deal you just got to put the record straight. That is what I am going to try and do now. I am not the man of the hour. My ability to reach another birthday with a good prognosis is largely due to some great doctors and the people here today; not me. Something remarkable happened here and we should celebrate it. It is the love and support I received from the people here and those others who took time to read my blog or mention me in their prayers. It was your voices I heard in my dark and desperate hours and your lantern that provided direction when I was lost. So like Steve Harvey or La La Land in the Oscars; I realize that this honor is not mine; it is yours.

These flowers are for my wife, who worked overtime, accepted help and advice which isn’t always easy. In addition, her motherly roles increased because I went from being someone who could be counted on for help to a patient she was eager to care for.  My sister and Yoda were always there for me, as well as my daughter. I am going to stick to the 45 second rule and end with a thank you to everyone. Perhaps it shows a personal change I have went through, this was the first time I have watched the Oscars. Don’t worry I think most of the other changes have been for the good.

Like most people who go through some sort of trial, I look for meaning in it. In my case it came in the form of a question. “Why did people take the time to care about me?” I am not in a position to help anyone even if I was so inclined. My ability to do physical labor such as it was has been greatly diminished and I have achieved nothing intellectually of note. Even more important if you asked a group of people “Is Wade nice?” I would mostly likely lose by a show of hands. This is how I know it is not about me, it is about you and your good hearts. I for one plan to celebrate because despite our best efforts sometimes things don’t work out. This time it did; at least for now, so let us get what we can, while the getting is good and leave tomorrow’s trouble for tomorrow.

Thanks and be well,



Find a reason to be grateful and  you’re one step closer to happiness.

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