It was 9 years ago today that I was at my heaviest weight. I was nervous, self conscious, and full of so many emotions that I couldn't hide it though I tried to be strong. My friends were surrounding me. Roommates from college, family, colleagues were all gathered to help me celebrate. It should have been the best day of my life. I had everything to live for and yet I was not living just existing.
Today, I am alone with my baby realizing how lucky I am. I have a wonderful family, wonderful wife, kids that love me unconditionally and friends that continue to support me. Today, is the best day of my life. I have realized that I was not living and decided to do something about it. It was 9 years ago today that I married my best friend. It was 9 years ago today that I woke up for the last time to an empty duplex wondering what the future held.
I remember that day. Woke up, went to the donut shop and inhaled a few raspberry filled before buying a paper so I would have something to do with my time. Had my groomsmen come over and we played cards and watched a football game while they tried to take my mind off the big day. We made a McDonald's run and of course I ordered 2 Big Macs since they were 2 for $3. I inhaled those too like I had never seen food before thinking that I probably wouldn't feel like eating our dinner.
Who was I kidding? I felt like eating!!
Today, is the best day of my life. I have stopped existing and started living and boy, do I have a lot to live for!
Happy Anniversary to the reason I am living!