I am a man who has struggled all my life to find my courage, hope and faith. My laughter has also gone missing. I was born serious it seems, suffering from a severe case of LDD (laughter deficit disorder). I was abused as a child and from that, learned to hide well.
This blog is about me, at the end of my life, coming out of hiding and finding my life for perhaps the first time.
In July of 2012, I was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic prostate cancer and given “months” to live. I’m still here, I’m very pleased to say (confounding my doctors has become a delightful hobby of mine). While I still am, I want to write about my journey and tell you something of my story.
It is full of struggle and pain, miracles and grace. Laughter, too. More and more laughter!
So as I laugh and cry, struggle and let go, I hope you will join me on this adventure. We really do need traveling companions in this world. It would be a great encouragement to me if something I wrote was of help to you and whatever you are up against in your life in this world.
We all need others who will press courage into our hearts for this journey. Together, I hope we can do just that.
Note: there are a year’s worth of archives already posted that have already gone out to a group of very kind supporters via personal e-mail. If you are new to the blog and want to start from the beginning, drop back into the archives and begin reading in December 2012. If you are switching over from being on my e-mail list, you might want to check out some of the first couple of posts in the archive as well. They might be new to you, as they only went out to a few people back then.