“Flashback 12/29/12 …. Hard to believe this was 1 year ago today … when I reached a critical milestone of 100 days post transplant … and KJ was finally allowed to come back home. Reading this comforts me and I hope the same for you: ‘If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.’
At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude. I am grateful to God, my doctors and nurses for my restored good health. I am grateful for my sister, Sally-Ann, for being my donor and giving me the gift of life.
And yes, this is not news to me; and yes, it’s a huge relief that the woman to whom Obama spoke of his own “evolution” on marriage equality is no longer closeted; and yes, I’m glad for her survival of cancer and her own evolution as a free woman.
(Photo: U.S. President Barack Obama participates in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC’s Good Morning America, in the Cabinet Room of the White House on May 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. During the interview, President Obama expressed his support for gay marriage, a first for a U.S. president. By Pete Souza/White House Photo via Getty Images.)