It’s been quite a week and I’m physically, mentally and emotionally drained. Between the anticipation of the segment airing on Tuesday AM to the highs and lows of the commentary that followed, Paul and I wanted to reach out and say thank you. We sincerely appreciate the support we have received.
We knew when CNN approached us and we accepted the opportunity to share our story, we were exposing ourselves and placing our family in a vulnerable position. For all the compassion and kindness of our world, there lies a fair amount of harshness and cruelty. We knew and were prepared to expect it all.
There will always be those who disagree rationally or irrationally. Agreement, disagreement and dissenting opinions are a part of our lives and are what Paul and I are now facing as our story is publicly shared.
We didn’t embark on this journey with my brain tumor four years ago or when we agreed to film our story with CNN with an expectation that all would agree with the decisions we would make.
We embarked to share our story, our struggles and our triumphs and why the decisions we made were right for us. While everyone is entitled to live and follow a life journey they choose, we’re secure in our decisions and have chosen not respond to those who have attacked us.
We are so thankful and grateful for the support from those who have overwhelmingly reached out with positive feedback and encouragement.
My friend Marisa shared a quote with me this week and I think it speaks to how Paul and I feel about our how we have chosen to live our lives.
Every man dies, but not every man lives.
We are living and we will continue to live and no individual, comment or obstacle can take that from us.