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On the off chance

Me in the waiting roomOn the off chance I don’t make it through tomorrow (because hey – you never know), I wanted to mention that I’ve been pretty lucky, and for that, I am thankful. I’m thankful for the life I’ve lived so far. I was fortunate to have been born to fantastic parents living in a free and beautiful country who raised me with love and care, and who provided for me so that I could become healthy and educated. I have an amazing wife and kids whom I love very much, and who fill me with joy every single day. I have a diverse group of amazing friends who lift me up. And I’m happy to have been to the places I’ve been, to have seen the things I’ve seen, and to have met many people from all different races, cultures, traditions, and affinities. These things have made me the person I am today, and I am happy to be that person.

It is my hope that, after I am gone, people will continue to work to understand one another – to endeavor to place themselves in each other’s shoes or sandals. I believe that most people want to do what they feel is right, and do not naturally come from an evil space. Knowing this, people can choose to work in harmony and trust toward a better life for everyone. It might not be easy, but it is the right thing to do.

And if you and I both make it through tomorrow… onward we go!

12. Apr, 2016


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  1. Deb
    12. Apr, 2016 at 8:54 pm #

    Deep thoughts by Brian Crawford! Beautiful written though!

    I made it to tomorrow! What about you?

    • Brian Crawford
      12. Apr, 2016 at 8:58 pm #

      Not yet – you have the time zone advantage on me. I hope April 13th is a great day for you and the family so far!

      • Deb
        12. Apr, 2016 at 9:02 pm #

        I took a break from unpacking to have lunch and did a little playing on the internet….lol. Drizzly day but a lush green island with beautiful flowers doesn’t get lush and green without rain 🙂

        • Brian Crawford
          12. Apr, 2016 at 9:08 pm #

          It sounds wonderful! I am looking forward to seeing many pictures.

  2. John
    19. Apr, 2016 at 7:23 pm #

    This is your neighbor, John, from ORMC.
    We both took a major step this week on our way to the other side of slight bump in the road and surprised everyone around us with our progress.
    I feel so fortunate to have had your support and the support of your parents during this time.
    I know we will be fine.

    • Brian Crawford
      19. Apr, 2016 at 9:52 pm #

      Thanks very much John. It was an honor walking with you along those hallowed halls of ORMC. I am looking forward to seeing you again soon around Celebration or Davenport.

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