Sunday, May 19, 2013

It's about to get real

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:

Also, if you are feeling like things are not going so well; click away.


  1. Pam Hinkle (MOM)May 20, 2013 at 3:31 AM

    Great song Bryan. I needed to hear it also. Yes as the days get closer I am feeling all of those things. I know it will get better and praying so hard for that. I can't imagine how you, Ann and the girls are feeling. I love you so much and watch you fight with each day. Keep that positive attitude son, and fight like there's no tomorrow. Thanks for the post and I am sure this song will help Ann on days in Chicago when the days are long and hard. <3 <3 <3

    1. Pam...I sent you a message on FB and a friend request. It's Cathy Beal. Sending prayers for Bryan <3

  2.'s Cathy Beal. I am praying that things went well for you baby <3