Five years ago today, uninvited blood clots filled my lungs (I like to start posts with a bang!) and I was not really expected to make it (spoiler alert — I survived!). Every day since, I have celebrated living. I find the happy.
There’s a saying that God doesn’t give you want you want, he gives you what you need. In the same way I needed Max to teach me unconditional love, Melvin entered my life at precisely the right time. I needed him and his wacky, exuberant approach to life to move me forward.
Life can be messy, complicated and hard. Say ‘screw that’ and seek the joy, find it wherever you can and celebrate the hell out of it! Melvin style! And then surround yourself with the BEST parents, most awesome siblings and when possible, people with the last name Costa!