Life Is Such a Beautiful Thing
I am doing great! After all the stress of finals, it feels wonderful
to be home back with my family. I hope you are having a good time
relaxing too. I decided against summer school this year, but I do
return to Davis in early September. I may even take a trip to Sacramento
sometime this summer. I would love to visit and see you garden.
I want to thank you also, Professor, for being such a wonderful
mentor to me. You have a special talent for teaching, both inside
and outside the classroom. I could sit and listen to you for hours.
I watched your "Last Lecture" last night before going
to bed. It is so beautiful. I overheard a few students in your class
last week speak of how you should be an inspirational speaker. I
must say you are an inspirational speaker. Every single day I remember
what you have told me, and you know what? I think I could count
on one hand the number of times I have felt upset these past two
I am so happy these days. I take my time getting to class and look
at the trees and watch the people. Life is such a beautiful thing
that most of the world pays no attention to. It is sad really. Up
until a few days ago my father was one of them, like I told you.
But on Tuesday, he was rushed into the emergency room for a 99%
blockage of an artery feeding his heart. The doctors had said nothing
was wrong with him, even though he had chest pains, but when they
did an ultrasound, they found the artery, or what was left of it
at least. He almost died. I can't tell you how hard this week has
been. But through it all, I have been positive. My father has a
new outlook on life now and has been spending more time with us.
My parents tried keeping it from my little brother so not to scare
him, but he soon asked what was wrong. When my father asked him
why he thought so, he replied, "Because you hug me different."
So, although we are not out of the woods yet, he is doing a lot
better. There may still be complications, which is why we are all
being extra careful. Hopefully he will be fine.
Thanks again for all that you have done for me and have a great
summer with your garden!
Chemistry 2C, Spring 2007