I have to kind of back track a little and give a few thanks here. I have hundreds, if not thousands of people to thank, but these first two are "A-Listers" and I simply have to give them their own post...
First and foremost, I have to swing the doors of my heart way open and give thanks to my very best friend in this world- Jim Becher, aka Blue Squirrel. Jim got the news out about my crash nearly immediately and I don't really even know how he got the news so quickly to even begin spreading it. But he did and he turned that news into action. Jim's updates fed the blogosphere the news and stoked a flame of support that I never, ever dreamed I would receive. Jim's support and friendship over the years has carried me through many hard times as well as helped me to further enjoy the good times... but he's always been there. Not only did he provide an endless stream of updates on my condition and status at the hospital, but he also set up (on his own and without my knowledge) a Get Well Fund to help with my expenses related to this crash and my recovery. Needless to say, I love the guy like the brother he truly is and my life and world are better thanks to his friendship.
(OK, go grab your Kleenex and blow now...)
Next, I really have to thank my very dear friend Kathleen King (KK). Like Jim, Kathleen spearheaded getting the news of my crash out and helping to provide updates on my condition. Along with Jim, the two of them were an awesome conduit of news and information to those who were looking for information about me and my condition. What touches me the most about Kathleen is that we have really only become friends over the past 6-8 months, but that hasn't stopped her from being an amazing friend and supporter during that time. Again, proving that blessings come in all forms and without timelines we really understand sometimes.
So please, help me thank these two great and different friends. Both of them have been a big part in my spiritual recovery and I doubt I'll ever be able to fully thank them enough.
More thanks will be coming- believe me... so stay tuned.