To Nick, Zoey, Maria, John, Starfire, Paul, and BarrettWe overcame extreme odds and made it to the bitter end. I will never forget you comrades. I hope you are all finding yourselves well, or at least OK on this day. As for me, there are five blisters. I just made my way through K-mart to buy bandages and other necessities. As I limped through the store, I smiled, thinking of the hurdles we overcame. Even amidst complaining children and bitter parents, I was able to find specks of joy, an elderly lady and I sang along to a Christmas tree that played "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" and a helpful lady told her child to be careful to not run into the woman with the bad leg. Now that we have gone through this battle, we can appreciate the small wonders that life has to offer.
Peace and joy comrades.