Jilly asked me tonight if I wanted to write the post for her annual live day. My initial reaction was a resounding "No!" But then I started thinking, and changed my mind. What a better opportunity then to be able to thank all of you for giving me my life back.
You see, Jilly is my entire world and without her my world would cease to exist, or so it feels like. There were often times when I believed Jilly was going to die, and I would literally shut down. That girl that all of you love so much, is my entire life. Without her, life would not be worth living. So the thought of losing her almost killed me.
When Jilly got sick, I kind of shut down and didn't know what to do. My new bride, the love of my life, and my very best friend was being taken from me. I was mad at God, I was mad at myself, I was mad at the situation, and I truly didn't know how to save her. Luckily I have a wife who refused to give up and die. That girl wasn't leaving here without a fight and I'm so grateful for that. That's where all of you come in.
When Jilly didn't have anywhere else to turn, she made one of the most humble moves she could. She admitted we couldn't do it alone and she asked for help. You amazing people came through and saved her life. You saved the girl of my dreams, and gave me my life back. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can never repay your love, kindness, generosity, and giving hearts. I will forever be in your debt.
So on this 3rd annual "Live Day" as my sweetheart likes to call it, I want to thank you. The people that I will never meet, the people who so freely gave me my life back. Thank you for saving my wife so that I could continue to live, for without that amazing woman that we all know and love, I am nothing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving her a chance to live this beautiful life of hers, and know that she doesn't waste one moment of the gift you have given her.
Happy "Live Day" my sweetheart. I love you more than words can express. I'm grateful that you are alive, and so thankful that you are mine. I love you more than life itself. Here's to another beautiful year, and all the rest that God is willing to give us. You make this life better than I could've ever hoped for. You make life so much fun. I love you with everything I have. Thank you for being my wife.