Photograph by Firefly Steve Caputo, Light of Day Gallery
My Foundation – There is one piece of my battle plan that underpins all the others. I would not have the strength of spirit, the willingness of body or the courage of heart to face this challenge head-on without my partner, my wife and my love, Bonnie. She has been an angel at my side, and I cannot begin to tell you all that she means to me.
It is clear to me that love is essential to the healing process. The burdens brought on by this challenge are eased with an embrace. Whatever fear or sorrow or hurt may be looking to perch on our shoulders is vanquished when enveloped by love.
I realize it has been a difficult journey for her as well. I am amazed at all that she does to help me keep my focus on healing. I do not stand in her shoes, nor she in mine but the love we share unites us in this fight.
It is indeed a blessing to have someone so close. To feel God’s love through her presence provides me with the strength to understand that I am not alone, I am never alone. And I am ever thankful for that love.
I’m taking a photo a day to help the American Cancer Society fight for a world without cancer. Like so many, I have known family and friends who’ve battled the disease, including some who continue to fight. This year, I find myself personally impacted, and it occurs to me that this platform offers a way to channel my passion for photography to help relay a personal journey that may resonate with others. Please consider making a donation because every little bit helps. Thank you for your support!