My thoughts haven't been so sweet this past week; a close friend is seriously ill. It's almost too difficult to imagine this man in any other way than grabbing life and devouring it in the same way he would a great meal. Food, family, fun, and friends are synonomous with: Tommy.
We take so much for granted in our brief journey through life, and it's only in times of stress and sorrow that we begin to realize the precious importance of normalcy. Sitting across from a loved one toasting "health and friendship," flows out as smoothly as the wine in the glass, but we really don't want to believe there might come a day sooner rather than later when that toast will really matter.
My mother always said, "If you have your health, you have everything." Here's to miracles.