Wow, I'm blown away by this episode…it's amazing. Its apparent to me while watching just how far I have personally grown as a man and how life-changing situations can happen to anyone at any time. The relationships are deep, the feelings are strong, and what's most important in life is what's most important in this week's episode. Family, faith, friendships, humility, giving, love, growth, balance, and being thankful just to name a few that come to mind. Being a person of faith, although not close to perfect, this is the first time I have felt like God was working through me and that things just started to happen the way they were supposed to all along.
I think that in life it's crucial to try and achieve balance, so it's important to have some fun along the way of course. Having great friends to go spend a day by the pool with or coffee breaks at the office is just what makes stressful times seem not so bad. When Courtney comes to the office both my father and I seem to light up. She's one of the only people in my life that can walk into a room and instantly lighten the mood. Just like Courtney has throughout our friendship, she makes everything we were discussing make sense (still can't believe she fell for that trick with the rattle snake eggs ha-ha). It just feels right to have her as my date at the table with my family for the Gala, because this is the most important thing I have ever done. I know that The Leadership Foundation and Gala will be in my life forever, so at that table I wanted people that will also be in my life forever.