My heart bursts at the seams. I try to muster up my words and find it agonizing,
How can a journey
so Painful yet so Divine,
so Unpleasant yet so Beautiful,
so Limited yet so Bountiful,
so Challenging yet so Guided
be adequately articulated by my limited vocabulary?
Today, I walked on an artificial contraption that replaced my deformed right foot for the first time.
I dreamed and yearned for this day for almost 3 years and today an accumulation of amazing people, remarkable professionals and a gathering of Divine grace and blessings have come to fruition.
I feel like the luckiest man alive.
I am surrounded by my beloveds: my amazing life partner and wing woman Sonja who shared every second of this surreal journey, my remarkable daughters and family who supported me to no end, my incredible parents who stood by my bed operation after operation waiting and praying, my outstanding health professionals team that without their dedication and experience I would not be where I am today – to all of you I’m grateful – I thank you and adore you from the bottom of my heart.
Although the road ahead is long and filled with ups and downs, I feel as if today I crossed a major juncture in my life. Since I made the decision to have my right foot amputated, I immersed myself in study, research, exploration and preparation for this day. The road was jam-packed with challenges and unknowns, all of which presented a graceful invitation for self-growth and strong connection with the Divine and my true inner self. Remarkable teachers came into my life and taught me invaluable lessons that changed my perception and understanding of what life is all about.
I have found peace in chaos and the unknown, I learned how to work with constant change and navigate the choppy ocean of life – and for all this I am grateful.
Today a new chapter begins, filled with perfectly orchestrated unknowns, treasures, change and beauty – I feel blessed to be here and delight in it all.