Realizing what really matters
Jim once explained, “When I grieved, the only things I grieved about were the times I failed to spend with loved ones.” Much of Jim’s positive attitude today comes from his realization that with the endless climb up the corporate ladder behind him, he can relish each moment he has left with his family.
Jim enjoys his life as a retiree and never misses a chance to be a family man. He loves babysitting his grandchildren, visiting his daughter at college and simply spending time on the front porch with his wife, talking over a cup of coffee.
“I’m fortunate. I’ve lasted four times longer than my first doctor expected. I’ve seen three more grandchildren born, which is awesome,” Jim said. “I saw my youngest child graduate from high school, and I’ve met a lot of great people. Even if something happens tomorrow, we’re still calling it a victory.”
Reproduced with kind permission from the Mesothelioma Center