I haven't written in quite a few days. My past week or so has not been the best. Based on my last post you can tell that it wasn't my better days. This past week I have been in an extreme pain due to injuries on my back and neck. It was hard to even sit down. I rested a lot during the weekend and now I feel a little better. Not pain free but better. As you all know, I was frustrated last week because of the reality I am facing. A reality that could be depressing but thanks to my God and to my wife I'm not going down that route. It saddens me but thankfully it doesn't get to a depression.
I want to make a quick pause and thank all of you that keep me in your prayers. God bless you all.
I have learned through life and military training to be a fighter. Like the Warrior Ethos says in the Soldiers' Creed: "I will never accept defeat". And I'm doing everything within my power to remain victorious in this fight. It might put me down at times, but it will not keep me down. I will get up and keep fighting. It is not about winning the battle, it is about winning the war. Feeling down or in pain, is just a battle. Healing is the war.
Like any unit in combat, the fight can keep going until all supplies are depleted. Before that happens, supplies are delivered to ensure that all operations continue without interruptions. Ever since I started feeling like my batteries were running low, there have been a massive amount of messages of support. Not only messages of encouragement, but also messages of lives that have been touched by what's presented in this page. Many emails I received from brain injury survivors. It is gratifying and a humbling experience to see that others find the information on this page useful. It is a blessing from God to be able to experience it.
I get really happy when I hear the tone on my cell phone that a new message came in. I know that the message is from one of you. The fact that I know that some of you think about me throughout your day makes me really happy. I triggers the motivation to keep going. I hope that I get to meet personally some of you. Keep the messages coming. It is life changing to read what some of you say.
I have to make another pause and thank my wife. She is part of the happy moments and the not so happy. She is my personal cheerleader. She encourages me to keep going. She makes this so painless. I do recognize that is not easy for her, but faithfully she remains there. Guiding me. Walking with me. I think of her and I get a smile on my face. Even with the injury we still laugh and have good times. Sometimes we laugh at the brain injury. Some of the things I do, I think thy are funny. Funny is an understatement, they are hilarious.
Thank you Roxana for being by my side, for understanding, and for loving me unconditionally.
My message today is: Support the brain injury survivors. Not out of pity but because your support brings healing. To the brain injury survivors, never accept defeat. Keep fighting. I know is hard but you have to keep fight.
Until next time.
"IT WILL ALL GET BETTER"