Have you mssed me? What a year! I was looking back on my posts from a year ago and finding it ironic that I was excited about the adventures ahead. Little did I know what type of adventure I would be embarking on. This year Mike and I were given all kinds of challenges, and I can honestly say I think we faced most of them head on.
I am a different person now than I was last year, I see the world and our time on it in a whole new light. I've learned that nothing in this life is guaranteed, something I used to take for granted. I've learned that the love I have in my life is abundant, unconditional and beyond measure and that I get it from every direction I turn. I'm learning that who you are is not dictated by what you can do rather by how you treat others and the way in which you choose to live your life.
Although 2010 has started out on the back of the hardest year of my life, I have hope that it can only get better from here. My symptoms have progressed into my legs which makes it hard to get around and surprisingly easy to fall. Lately I have been telling myself this is only temporary and that helps. I still have faith that I may be granted a miracle. Like I said to Mike my odds of getting MND were the same as getting a miracle. If I have learned anything it is that anything is possible.
I have a good feeling about this year. I have a lot to be thankful for and this is what I will choose to focus on. Let's see where this crazy road takes us.
I think it is the top quality US television programming that is keeping Stacy away from the Blog at the moment.
What not to wear, Hoarders and Say yes to the Dress make such compelling watching that I'm firing up the majority of the blog posts currently.
That, and the fact that I went skiing with the video camera this week. I say I went skiing with the camera, what I mean is that I brought the camera to the car park of the mountain. After 6 years out of the skiing game I was pretty concerned that I would damage the new video camera if I took it up the mountain.
As it turns out it would have been sweet to bring the camera up as I only had a couple of stacks. I unclipped a ski only twice on the day, and one of those was because I hit a tree branch that was concealed below the powder when I was being trick and skiing off track through the trees.
It was a rocking day and I am very thankful to my mate Brad Gillchrist for getting my up there and into the action.
Snow skiing is the best recreational activity that I have ever been involved in. It was a top day.
In general news Stacy and I are doing well. After a couple of warmer days (25 - 38 degrees) it has dropped off again and has been snowing all day today.
The visitors from New York (Liz and Shannon) and Seattle (Kelly) have headed back home. It was a lot of fun to spend some time with them. It is really great to see Stacy laughing and carrying on with these special friends.
This week we are spending a lot of time with Stacy's family, Debi, Dave and Steph. As well as visits with Tawnya, Brad and baby Audrey.
We are heading home in a few days now. It will be very sad and also quite nice.
We hope all is well with you all. I'm sure Stacy will fire up some more posting soon - until then its just me and my dodgy Montana commentary.