|Carl with a brand new Chloe|
Today he couldn't be more proud of my running. He often according to my Mom brags about my ultra running. Unfortunately he is in the last days of his life. He has been ill for quite sometime and he made a decision over a month ago to begin Hospice care. Somehow amazingly he is still here. He told my mom two days ago that he plans to stick around through the weekend for the race. I tell you this not to be sad but, because I didn't always realize it but I was pretty lucky to have a stepdad like Carl. So this weekends race will be with him in my thoughts, not thoughts of sadness but of happiness for the great life he lived and for all of his love and support. Thanks Carl. I now truly understand how hard being a stepparent is and you did it well. I appreciate and love you.