Dear Joseph and Lucia,
It’s been a while since I’ve written to you on Father’s Day back in June. I’ve been through some difficult times since then. I’m still not working, but I’m looking. There’s a chance a former boss of mine will start his own company and wants me to work for him. This won’t get up and running until next year though. I’ve had a few close calls, but with everything going on in my life, I don’t want to work away from home anymore.
I had a big scare this year. I was put into the hospital for a few days. One of my organs decided to stop working right. Since then, I’ve lost a lot of weight, but am much healthier. It was scary at first, but as time went on, my body healed more and more. After several months I’m finally starting to feel normal again. Stairs are still hard for me and I can’t do anything longer than 30 minutes without getting thoroughly exhausted, but I’m getting there.
I reconnected with my local AA group since I have a lot of spare time on my hands. All my friends are still there and have been very supportive over the last several months. I’m getting active in the service side of things and going for a position on the group council. Elections are on the 16th.
Michèle and the girls are doing fine. Rachael is in her last year of high school and Melynda is working her way through college and out on her own now.
Christmas is just around the corner and I want to make it as happy as I can considering how much I will miss both of you. I’ll try to write more frequently now. Just know I’ll be here waiting for you to reach out.