A silent hero inspires and influences an individual, group of individuals and in some cases, even the world. While walking, I find that my mind has the opportunity to wander and reflect upon the many people who have had an important influence on my life.
My three children, Peter, Violet, and Cathy are silent heroes. They amaze and inspire me. Each of them face challenges and obstacles yet somehow find the ability to turn them upside down and into accomplishments. They do not give up easily and consistently set goals, driven by their own personal ambitions. As a father all I did was teach them the basics of life. They took these lessons upon them and molded their own respective incredible lives.
I am truly grateful for each of them and am proud to be their father. I am humbled by their accomplishments, goodness, integrity, determination and perseverance. I am thankful for the kindness, generosity, good heart and love that they have given me over the years. I am moved by the love they sent along with me for this journey. I carry their bright spirits and energy with me as I walk the Trail.
In Peter, I see a lot of things in him now which remind me of my younger self. I am incredibly proud of him and the way he is pursuing his life. My daughter Cathy has always been generous and kind. I am proud of the life she has made for herself. My daughter Violet is sensitive and kind and I am proud of all of her accomplishments.
Violet sent a letter to MMR radio on my behalf and it brought a tear to my eye. The disc jockey read her letter on the air. I’d like to share with you that broadcast, so please click the link below to listen and enjoy.