In April of this year Haunt Jaunts celebrated its fourth anniversary. Unfortunately, since I was taking time off to deal with some new health and, consequently, emotional issues, I didn’t get a chance to celebrate like I normally would have.
Today I would like to take a moment to celebrate a little. Every year that I can celebrate is a big deal. As I’ve written about before, I started Haunt Jaunts when I was undergoing cancer treatments. It was my “get off the couch” recovery project.
That’s partly why I was emotionally struggling like I was when I took some time off to regroup earlier this year. I well remember how sick I was. I was not wanting to repeat that. It is thanks to modern medicine, prayers, and the love of a small but fierce group of friends and family that I began to recover when I did four years ago. I can tell you how bad off I was prior to that, but unless you had seen me then you wouldn’t understand. It’s just words.
But I know how close to Death I was. I know how important Haunt Jaunts was to me clinging to, and ultimately reclaiming, Life.
Along the way back to health, thanks to Haunt Jaunts, I’ve met some new friends. Ones I admire, cherish, love and respect as if I’d known them my whole life. As I celebrate four years of sharing my jaunts to haunted places, I’d like to also celebrate the people who’ve befriended me and aided me along the way.
- YOU! If you’re reading this, thank you. You took the time to stop by my site, one of millions on the Web. I’m honored to have you here, or as one of HJ’s friends on Facebook or Twitter.
- Steve Vaughn and Angela Walker of Ghost Eyes – Most Haunted Places in America
- Lon Strickler of Phantoms and Monsters
- Jason Stroming of The Occult Section and the New York Paranormal Society
- Philip and Kate Creighton of the New York Shadow Chasers
- Jon Tobin, Chip Reichenthal, an Cathy Chabot of Glory Haunt Hounds and Keeping the Spirits Alive
With my utmost gratitude, respect, love and admiration, I devote this post to all of you.