On November 15th 1980, the world was blessed by the birth of my wife Katurah. Even as a child she showed the amazing ability to always put others first. From the age of 10, Katurah swore that she was put here on this earth to be a mommy.
Despite multiple miscarriages, she and I were blessed by the birth of our daughter Mekyah. Almost exactly two years later our son Kayden was born.
The night of Kayden’s birth my wife had a placental abruption and lost over 1900 cc’s of blood. After rushing to the hospital from our home, I explained what was going on to the doctors. To see 15 different health professionals scramble and run around in the way that they did made it clear how serious the situation was at that time.
That night I almost didn’t get to meet my son and I almost lost my wife. As expected, Katurah was not concerned about her own well being. She was worried about our son. The same little girl that always put others first would continue to do so in what was the most dire of scenarios.
Obviously we were all fortunate enough to have her pull through and miraculously make a full recovery within a week. Many thanks go out to the entire Walla Walla General hospital staff, especially Dr. Joseph Wujek.
I only bring this up considering how close my wife’s birthday is to Thanksgiving. Needless to say, I have so many things to be thankful for in my life.
On this day I want to make it crystal clear that one of the things I’m most thankful for is my wife. I love you with all of my heart and will do so for the rest of my life.
Happy Birthday Turah. We will all be sure to put you first today……whether you like it or not.
With all the love I have to give,