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Wow. Almost 3 years. And I'm Still Alive.

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To a lot of you guys that are long time veterans to BTB, you know my story all to well. For some of you new guys and gals that have joined in the last year or so, you probably have no idea what this is about. Well, to sum it up, that beautiful little girl you see in that picture above is my beautiful daughter Olivia Grace Leatherman. My wife and I lost her on June 6 2009 in a mind numbing accident. I'm not going to re-hash most of it because to be completely honest it's just to painful. I have no doubt you all understand. If you would like more details just click on my profile name and go to my post. You will find everything you need to know there.


During that time BTB was more than amazing to me. I had people do things for me that I couldn't even begin to thank them enough for. You all know who you are and for that I am forever in your debt. But anyway, from time to time I like to give people an update on how my wife and I are doing. Today just happens to be Olivia's birthday so I thought what better day to give an update than now.

Well, its been 2 and a half years and it still sucks. The pain has never gone away and probably never will. And I'm ok with that. It's apart of my life. But what we have done is learn how to live with it. That's the only way to survive something like this. I'll be the first to admit that it destroyed my life. Absolutely wrecked it. Slowly and surely I began to put my life back together. Actually I'm still in the process and it will probably continue for a long long long time.


Much like our head coach Jason Garrett says "it's a process". It really truly is. One second, one minute, one hour, one day, at a time. There are still times when it's hard to breathe. But by the grace of God my wife and I are able to make it through each day. Some days are harder than others of course. Wow, I really feel like I'm blabbering. It's just hard to put this stuff into writing.

So that's the update. We're still alive. We still hurt. We still cry. But unlike before, we've learned to laugh again, we've learned to love again. We've learned to live again.

And I would also like to throw in the fact that my wife and I are expecting again!!!!! She is 12 weeks along. We are flipping JACKED!!!!!! I GET TO BE A DADDY AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

So in closing, I would like to say thank you to my BTB brothers and sisters that have helped me live through this. I really do love all of you guys. The term Cowboy Nation doesn't do justice to what we have here at BTB. So, with that, I would like to quote my baby girl........."GO COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!!" And Happy Birthday Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!


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