Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

    Hello Shadow fans, if indeed I have any left. I took time off from this blog to take a much needed break. The stresses of life and family had become to much for even my creative juices to bring about release. I had taken that much needed breather and was getting ready to return in the summer of 2015 when my world was rocked to the very core. On July 9th I rushed my first born son to the hospital. He was in great distress and I broke all traffic laws getting him there. The first hospital we took him to diagnosed him with type 1 diabetes. They gave him fluids and insulin and he appeared to look better. After about an hour he was stable enough to transport him to a hospital that was better equipped for his illness. My wife rode in the ambulance with our son while I followed close behind as we rushed him up to the children's ICU ward. What happens next I will never forget as long as I live. The ICU doctor comes in and says to us, "I don't know if your son is dead or alive. He is the sickest little boy I have ever seen." Well my world spiraled from that point on. He languished in a coma for four days until he finally went home to heaven on July 12th. He was only 4 and a half years old. From that day forward my life has been bouts of sudden starts and stops. It's been like time is going by fast in slow motion. I would like to continue this blog again, but I am still trying to just sort out life. It is amazing how in situations like this the things that seemed important just don't anymore. When I do come back I am sure some of the format will change, but no worries that colorful wit of mine did come out the other side intact. So hopefully I will see you all sooner than later. Just remember life is short and we should never lose focus on the things that matter most because one day you may wake and they will be gone.

Love and peace...
The Shadow
Rest In heaven David Michael Brown II
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