I originally met them along with their beautiful daughter, Alex, while working at my job in New York as a concierge.
Through my dedication working the front desk making sure their daughter was well taken care of we formed a strong bond. A bond that was made even stronger after I suffered from a gun shot in my left torso two and a half years ago.
With a bullet permanently lodged in my spine I was unable (for 2-weeks) to work, partake in physical activities I enjoyed, do anything for my son, or even stand for longer than 5-10 minutes.
The Pethtels helped me spiritually through that dark time with phone calls, text messages, letters, and even a care package -- and for those loving thoughts I am forever grateful.
In the past week I had a wonderful time with them in their home and around the Columbus area. They made sure I was not just fed but full after every meal and constantly gave me helpful suggestions about my journey, my son, and life in general. I'm really going to miss them!
1/5/13 thru 1/10/13