Be The Best.

6 months in.

I wasn’t sure what things would look like at this point in time.

Some days I wasn’t sure what we were going to look like at this point in time.

6 months in.

6 months tomorrow to be exact.

For those of you just joining the journey, we lost our son Chris on March 25, 2010.

Our world stopped and our world changed forever all at the same time.

Change is now a constant in our world.  More constant than before.

Some things we control and some we don’t.

But a few things we’ve learned along the way, that as hard as it is, we can control our next decision.

We can choose how we live with change.

These blog posts have been read over 79,800 times in the past six months.  That will top 80,000 in the next 24 hours.  That is a lot of people checking in with us and being along for the journey.

I know from the blog post titles being read currently there are a number of new readers.  I don’t know who of course, but I can see which blog posts are read.  I only mention that because when I see the summarized stats of people reading and watching the videos from the Eulogy or Easter Sunday I know there are other people on their own journey towards the ‘new normal’.

Every journey is different.

Every journey has challenges…and that is a monumental understatement.

My hope is that for those starting their journeys of change that they remember in the darkest of moments that they DO have the power to make the next decision.

That became so powerful for us.

There were many times when we felt powerless.  Powerless to change what happened.  But then we realized that we do have an incredible power…that is the power to make our next decision.

It’s something that has powered us through 157 blog posts and a lot of decisions…even on the darkest days.

The journey continues.  Be The Best.

By Randy Friesen

Randy Friesen is a business strategist, manager and educator based in Vancouver, BC and Detroit, Michigan. He is also a husband and father. He loves the creative process and is active in creating art and music.

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