I’ve laughed and cried,
I’ve had my fill, my share of losing…
Yes, I lost my battle with Multiple Sclerosis, and my singing career effectively ended when I turned 40. I would have preferred to go on singing. I would have preferred to be there for my mother on those Mother’s Days and every single day of her remaining life. I am getting teary-eyed just thinking about that. Yet I am far from bitter. I am in a better place, free from pains.
As I stated above, nothing would please me better than to see those who love me happy. Even if you are not Catholic, you can learn to be “philosophical” as I did: this life on earth is a temporary thing– la vie, elle est tellement éphémère! So, beloved fans, please go on living your lives as good citizens, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, friends, and neighbors. If I could make some simple requests, it would be for you to visit me “in cyberspace” from time to time, think about me once in a while, pray for me, pray for our country, for our children, for world peace. That, my beloved fans, would put a smile on my face!