In the past twenty years, I have loved and have been loved deeply. I have suffered losses that have scarred me. I have brought a beautiful shining soul into this world, and I have also danced with death. I have made many mistakes yet have had many triumphs. I have met the most wonderful people along the way and also the most heinously awful. I have feared, hated, forgave and cried many tears of laughter, joy, sadness and pain. I have grown.
Right here, right now, on my porch in the sun I know I wouldn’t change a thing. Not any of it. Every path and experience I have encountered along this “Twenty Turkey Run” has led to this very blissful moment. And as the memories flow though me, the good, the bad and the ugly, I am so very grateful. I am grateful to have truly experienced this magnificent, terrible, amazing, awful, joyous, painful, exciting, scary, loving, hating, gorgeous, beautiful life that I have not only lived, but have learned to embrace and I am very excited to see what my next twenty turkeys will bring.