Monday, October 22, 2012

So Many Thanks....

I have so many people to thank, and if I have left you off here I am truly sorry, it's been an amazing six months, so much that certain details have already started to evade my memory. THANK YOU TO: My parents, Keith and Toyka, and Alesia for endlessly allowing me to be me, and supporting my decisions, for showing me your love and making me feel how proud I made you. Such a great feeling. My brother Casey, for your hard work and dedication to helping me with re-supply and always being a rock in my life. Keep up the great work, you are an excellent father and role model for Donovan. Dana, for opening your heart to me, and for showing me how to be happy again, making me feel good about myself and what I have to offer the world. And the kisses. All the kisses. Sara, for being such an amazing, giving, and strong person. Your toughness inspires us all. I am so glad to call you one of my best friends in this world. Jason W, for being there, opening your heart and life to me, helping me get in touch with some major skills for coping, dealing with, and moving past tough situations in life. Our talks have helped shape me into a more well rounded person and I am forever thankful. Cpt. James (zZz), for being a friend, for making me feel like this WAS something I can accomplish from the very beginning. You are awesome bro, and I miss you a lot. Scott and Paul, for being such amazing guys, so open, you were there for me when I needed you, you made sure that I was on the right path, and were instrumental in regaining some confidence that was lost long ago. Thanks for pushing me, for having confidence in me, I owe you two big. DIP and Becky, you saved me two times from some serious heat. You opened your home and family to me like I was your own blood. I will never forget it. You are truly part of my trail family and I can not wait to see you awesome folks in the future. The Coffmans, for being my friends, supporting me endlessly regardless of how good of a friend I may or may not have been for sometime now. I owe you guys many thanks as well as some apologies for not always being the best of friend I could have. Lynne and Phil, for sticking with me, supporting my decisions from day 1 and always being solid. I miss you two and the family dinners more than you could ever realize. THE PINKSTONS, Summer, Zack, Aaron, for being 3 of the best friends a guy could have. You three make me so happy and proud to be your friend, and I look forward to spending so much more time creating amazing memories with you three. Thanks for making me feel like another sibling. You are such an amazing group. and to all the other hikers, angels, friends, family who have followed, for opening your homes, or giving rides, or who have lend me kind words of support, liked or commented on my site here or on facebook, who have texted, called, wrote, or made me feel like what i was doing was something special. none of this could have been accomplished without all of you. I feel like the luckiest guy in the world with so many amazing people in my life. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. KRISTO

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