Due to the energy crisis in the early 70's, the 1974 Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act prohibited national speed limits higher than 55 miles per hour. That included the interstate highways. One of the reminders to drive 55 was: 55 Arrive Alive.
Today, arriving alive at 55 has a different meaning for me - my eldest, son Douglas, is 55.
Last Friday I got this message from him: "Best gift came today 2 years check is cancer free."
He wrote on his fund raiser page: "In a few days I will have survived two years, but not without help, prayers, a few dollars and good doctors. Please. Someone else needs help with just getting through treatments."
I know he has been anonymously donating gift cards at John Stoddard Cancer Center as well as his time and talents doing home improvements for cancer patients and now this fund raiser.
I couldn't be any more proud, nor any less humbled than I am by my first born.