A Brief Personal Note of Thanks re Prayer, Paypal and Other Support
After an emergency hospitalization on the morning of Wed. Oct 24th and beginning with a note out from good friend Melissa Clouthier – posted here at Instapundit, social media requests for prayer and support for me, including ones via Stacy McCain, … picked up on by friend Mark Levin, the online and real life friendship and support I have received, including from some friends and colleagues at Breitbart.com has been truly and incredibly amazing, as well as genuinely humbling for me.
Dr. Melissa Clouthier writes:
I’ve thanked many, will continue to and will likely say only a bit more post-election, though not overly much, by way of explanation to friends and fans I feel I ultimately owe it.
As my progress, prospects and prognosis regarding both health and blogging can now be filed under long-term and positive, there’s no urgency, which would only distract from what we’ve all fought for these last 4 years – beating Obama and winning with Romney at the polls on November 6th.
I currently effort to help there as I can and ensure my own ability to fight even harder another day, as no matter the outcome this week, I trust we will all again share that priority as happy warriors in the very near future. As for certain support, I didn’t even sign in to PayPal to check until today. It was awe inspiring to see. The thoughtfulness and generosity of the people on the Right speaks volumes for us as a treasured movement in which I’ve been honored to participate these past many years. Continuing to do that in the future remains a key priority for me.
I will be here and trust you will be, too, as I thank God so many of you are here with me, now, as you have been, previously
Rightly, or not, pride has never made it easy to ask for help. That likely won’t change. But given new life-changing events and responsibilities, along with thousands of dollars in prescription and once unimaginable hospital bills, all of your prayers, pennies and best wishes are invaluable. I’ll never be able to thank everyone enough for that. I did, however, want to use this weekend to note it and thank even more of you, as best I can via the blog here. Fortunately, anything else along those lines can wait.
In the above respect, I continue to support free market health care reforms and recent events haven’t altered my views on ObamaCare one iota. I will survive and prosper in the future, just as I have managed to do in the past. To the extent all of us can do that with less government and fewer top down solutions, relying, instead, upon market dynamics, ourselves, faith, our friends, colleagues and associates for support, so much the better,I think.
Having lived long enough already to be somewhat philosophical about life, I hope to emerge from all this a better person and man, while not falling into the trap of making false promises I’ve little doubt I’ll need to work hard every day to keep. If I may, I’d add, having gotten sober at the tender age of 25, decades ago, from a more than mildly misspent youth, it was instilled in me then that our truest strengths are usually best discovered in our greatest challenges, along with an honest exploration of our most glaring weaknesses. However, those are things of a more personal journey and experience this blog has never been intended to chronicle; while current circumstances tell me at least some should be shared .
Finally and again, thank you all for being here through this, so to speak. I remain flattered by your support of all sorts and am as thrilled today, as I’ve ever been to be part of any crew or team determined to kick ass and take names as we fight to secure our nation through democratic acts of politics as Americans.
As a patriot, I hope the overall of this nation will forever remain more important to you, as it does to me, than however long, or well any one of us manages to navigate it independently, or sometimes alone, as we sometimes must. Naturally, to the extent we all each do that well, is the extent to which I believe we most benefit the whole.
Thank you, again, for your kindness and support.