2017 Letter to family before Optimus trip This was a note I wrote to Ryan and Ania before going on a short trip to Canada with Optimus. She was recovering from her hysterectomy at the time.
To my peanut and his mommy,
So I’m getting ready for another trip with Optimus to Canada. As you know I’ll be stopping at Niagara Falls and London, Ontario – two locations I visited last year with you guys. Even though I’ll only be gone for a few days, I want you to know you’ll both be with me the entire time. As I drive and walk the streets that the three of us last walked, it’ll be emotional for me. A piece of me will be missing. But I understand why you can’t come.
It’s been hard trying to generate enough buzz with Optimus to get our family back on track financially. But I won’t give up and I won’t stop trying. Mommy – you deserve your beach house, and Ryan – you deserve new batteries for mini-K.I.T.T. So whatever good opportunities I can get, I am going to take in hopes of getting that sponsorship and introducing you guys to the main characters from the movies.
As the year goes on I know I’ll be taking more and more trips with OP. Some of them you’ll join me on, and some you won’t. But in those times when I’m alone for days, all I can think about is you. No matter where I go or who I’m with or what I do, I always see your faces right next to me.
Life is about making choices. Sometimes they aren’t always good ones. But as long as they are done with good intentions, then we can rest easy at night. I try hard, but I still don’t know if I’m making good decisions in my life anymore, or if I’m just clouded. But Ryan and mommy – I hope you are proud of what we have accomplished and what I’m trying to do. Because this entire journey was meant to inspire you and to give you a future that most people only dream of.
And I won’t give up until I have succeeded in giving both of those to you.
Miss you much. Ryan, please take care of mommy this week and listen to her and nana. Whatever they need or ask of you, don’t forget that you’re the man of the house these next few days. Mommy, you’re in good hands. Everything has been taken care of. Your friends and nana will be checking in on you constantly. There is nothing you need to do but heal, relax, and recover.
I probably won’t call or text much when I get to Canada since it’s international. But whenever I have wi-fi I’ll try to reach you guys. Hope you enjoy your weekend, and I’ll see you both on Sunday.