My life... in so many ways. I never expected to make it this far; I have no business having done so, and that I have is a miracle
My wife, who puts up with me, who loves me, who holds me up, who needs me as much as I need her
My kids, even though they aren't here right now; without them, what's the point?
My family, who have made me much of who I am; good and ill, strong and sensitive, cruel and kind, hard and loving...
My friends, who are no less my family; and to whom I owe so much... who keep me alive and vital and here
My mind, for all it allows me to be and do; think decide and act; to listen, to read, to speak, to argue, to learn, to know...
My heart, which allows me to give, love, and endure. Love given without condition doesn't deplete, even if unreturned, it grows
My strength, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and mental. I have needed them all, so much... tested them all, so much
My will, the foundation of all that is inherent to me. Without my will I could not stand up, walk, or carry my load.
My nation, which I have proudly served, and which has served me in so many ways. I have received far more than I've given
My god, for enlightening my soul, strengthening my will, for wisdom and acceptance; for mans nature, both free and striving
My experience; hard, and easy, good and bad; which came from of all the above. I wouldn't trade it, any piece, for any thing
I could not live without any of them. I wouldn't be here without all of them.
Thank you all, for being you, for being with me... for being.