A lot of hard things have been thrown at me. Through difficulty, growth comes, so I am who I am because of the difficult things. My best friend took his own life four months ago. After that my sister had three heart attacks and was in ICU for three weeks.
I pray each morning and I ask the Lord to give me strength of those things I cannot control and to give me strength to go after the things that are within my control and the strength to know the difference.
My friend had three little boys. I'm the godfather to three Indian boys. Until now I only had to worry about me, so making sure that they have jackets on and hats on. Throwing batting practice. It's definitely flipped my life big time. Coming down here to my sister’s, she's always taking care of me. For the first time in my life, I’m the little brother, I’ve had the opportunity to give back and take care of her.
I have tons of stuffed animals. I used to drag around, everywhere in the house a little monkey till it's arms ripped off and I would just sew them back on. It was my friend.
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