Have you ever had something so good happen to you that you could not believe it was real? That is how I feel about this opportunity. Occasionally, I have to open my email from Northwestern just to make sure it wasn't a dream.
In about 2 weeks Ann and I will be boarding a plane to Chicago. Up to this point, going to Chicago was far enough away that it was easy to talk about. Now, as the days fly by I feel myself becoming more anxious. If it is possible to be happy, sad, nervous, calm, excited, and scared all at once that is how I am feeling. So, if you ask me how I'm doing; I'm doing just fine.
I could not have gotten through this past year if it was not for all the encouraging words I have received from my family and friends. I also have to admit that I was not really thrilled with the idea of making a bracelet with my name on it; but, I must concede that when I see people wearing them it makes me want to fight a little bit harder.
On the lighter side, Ann and I have been either dating or married for about half of our life. Over this time we have experienced many glorious days and a few not-so-glorious days. On those days that were not-so-glorious I would always sing Ann a song by The Five Stairsteps. I could not resist posting this song so on the days that are not-so-glorious she can just click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmDakhg45rk.
Also, if you are feeling like things are not going so well; click away.