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A Group of Four

Date: 05 February, 2017

By: Chief

Imagehen times get tough, as does happen to us all from time to time, it is always nice to have, nay, it is absolutely critical to have:

who will, and do, without question, circle the wagons too:

when you really need it.

A very diverse group

Now in this case what is important to understand is the 'Brothers' and 'Sisters' that I speak of are not my siblings at all. Oh, no, no, no. These brothers and sisters are my brothers and sisters "In the wind" — motorcycle riders. Make no mistake, these are true brothers and sisters. Brothers and sisters who under no circumstances would leave me on the side of the road while they ride off to have dinner.

As for 'Friends' — these are the rarest kind of friends a person can have. They are true friends and they were there also, circling their wagons in lock step with my brothers and sisters, and doing whatever needed being done — once again without question. To be sure, before I had even left for Albuquerque to be with my wife and then bringing her home one friend dropped off three fully charged oxygen bottles — complete with valves, tubing and a nasal cannula — just in case.

Plus there are the true friends who just come over in order to provide:

Those are the sort of things that money just cannot buy. And never will be able too.

Let me not forget the local community. God no. Members of the community were the first ones to answer the call. In fact I had not even sent out a 'call for help' and somehow they knew. Indeed, I received a call on my cell phone while still, at a minimum, 90 minutes from home (on my way home with my wife in an ambulance). The connection was terrible. Nonetheless, later that evening, these wonderful people stopped by the house and dropped off — dinner.

With these kinds of wonderful people in your corner, and believe me about this, there is nothing, absolutely nothing that is insurmountable. Insurmountable simply does not exist.

Keep this in mind

In trying times when everything appears to look ferocious, intimidating and perhaps even overpowering remember it is your:

who shall pull your fat from the fire. They do this not because they have too, they do it because it is the right and proper thing to do. It is as simple as that.

Before we move on let me pass onto you a warning — do not cry wolf. Nuff said about that.

Epilogue

So the question becomes how can I repay them? Once again, the answer is simple — tell each and every one — thank you and be there for them at their time of need. That is all there is to it.

Hence, with that said, allow me to say thank you to this wonderfully diverse group of people who are still helping me get through A Most Terrible Loss:

Without them, indeed, without all of them — getting through this terrible ordeal on my own, without a shoulder to lean on or a shoulder to cry on, could very well have been insurmountable. I just don't know. And I consider myself extremely lucky that I did not have to find out.

Thank you. Thank you one and all. Y'all are without doubt the greatest group of people one person could ever know.

And know this — I shall be there for you.

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