But, I sit here today in humility knowing that very little of what I have done has got my family here. Very little of my project planning skills have paved the way to what I perceived as success. This journey has taught me that my own self-reliance has been what has actually holding me back. The fear of failing, the fear of being looked at as a person who wouldn’t be able to provide for my family, the fear of not being able to be the man that everyone looked at as being strong has kept me back from really being the man who God has been wanting me to be.
I sit here in humility today as I think about all of the incredibly hard work and support of so many friends and family around us. Support comes in so many different ways and we have been amazed and honored to have so many families giving their time, talents and treasures from so far away.
As I look back at all of the conversations we have had with hundreds of people and families I get a glimpse of who people really are. What I have seen is beautiful and we do feel greatly loved.