There is no doubt in my mind that I owe many people a debt of gratitude for putting up with me over the past several years, and especially over the past several weeks.
Without the prayers and thoughts and visits of my family and friends, both near and far, I believe things could have turned out quite differently, and I thank every one of you for your support even when I was not so easily supportable.
But among all of you, no one deserves a bigger thank you than my beautiful wife, Keba. No one else has endured what she has had to endure, and she has done so with a kind of grace and tenacity I can only hope to emulate.
Keba, you have been my constant companion and have loved me when I have not been so easy to love. Without you, I believe I would have let myself go even worse, but for some reason, even when I was at my lowest, you have never stopped believing in me.
Thank you for being here, Keba. Thank you for putting up with me. I love you, and I pray I will not let you down again.