In this episode, I share a critical piece of who I am, without which, I'm not sure I would have had the courage to make this show. I also discuss the tragic awakening that lead me to the very edge of this earthly existence, where I found myself asking the question, "Sabbatical or Suicide?" I finally make my choice,... and I make it my personal mission to share the journey. Also in this episode, you will meet my brother Jim. He was my hero when I was a kid, when he would drive me to basketball practice the long way, through all the back alleys, driving only with his feet. He was my hero as I entered adolescence, when he volunteered to be the auctioneer at my high school auction, where 500 teenage girls fell instantly in love with him as he spontaneously decided to auction off the Hawaiian shirt he was wearing. He was my hero as I entered adulthood, as I trepidatiously stepped forward into my own truth, with him at my side, as my loudest and most unwavering supporter. He was my hero as I struggled through the dark and isolating years of early motherhood, as he believed in me when I couldn't even fathom believing in myself. And, he's my hero now, as he freely travels the heavenly highway beyond, sprinkling his joy, truth and light wherever the need may be. Jim is, was and will forever be, my hero.
This is a picture of my brother Jim, taken by my brother T. in 2012. T. sent this out as a New Year's card for 2016. If you click on the image, you can read the card. On the back, it reads, "Happy New Year, Truth Be With You." I couldn't have said it better myself.