To Scott from Sheryl.
When I agreed to serve on the Farm Bureau State Committee for the Promotion and Education of Agriculture, I felt like it was an opportunity to make a difference. Little did I know that it would lead me down the path to such happiness. Thankfully the organizer there saw something that we would have never put together; that the short, chubby loud gal from Sunfield would be the perfect match for the tall, thin and quiet livestock farmer from Vicksburg. It’s hard to believe we have been together for over 10 years already. I pushed you out of your comfort zone and we began traveling. We’ve enjoyed several areas of Mexico, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Spain and Maine. Our blended family has enjoyed several trips to Batchawana and we have great times together. We have our granddaughter River, several “grand dogs” and many unborn grandchildren in our future. We have the best friends and family anyone could ask for. So much to be thankful for. I can’t help but reflect on all these things as we await the news tomorrow. We’ve most certainly hit a bump in the road, much more seriously than the pot holes on our actual road that we fought so hard to save last year. We have each other and so many wonderful people lifting us up. Your vacation shirt clearly still has a lot of life left in it and a lot of “Gearwalt” bucket list trips still need to be taken. You have been so strong and determined over the past few weeks and I know you are fighting for your life. We will process what we hear and remain positive and fight as hard as we can for a love that so few have the opportunity to experience. I will cry today so I can be strong for you tomorrow.