12 years ago Kim lost her father to cancer. He battled valiantly for a long time and there were many ups and downs (the occasional drug induced utterances we will remember forever as well as the numerous hospitalizations).
It was particularly hard on Kim and I did my very best to support and comfort her. We were planning our wedding and I was in school, but otherwise there was not that much distracting me from taking care of her.
With my brother John now battling cancer the roles have kind of reversed and she is comforting me. However, she is doing it while taking care of our three children and with me 1000 miles away. She knows how much it pains me to be unable to help my family and she is doing a wonderful job of making it easier on me.
Kimberly, you are my ROCK and my hero. I love you very much and am so very proud of you.