Camino Encounters Fire book is the fourth edition in a series of five books.
The fire element has the power to transform. There, where fire was present, nothing will be the same again. The features of a fire person are; being grateful, playful, passionate but also impatient. These are just some of the traits of the fire element and all these characteristics I recognise in Mike’s personality. I can see now that he needed all these qualities to be able to cope with his illness and fight for what was of vital importance to him. With all the passion he had, he held on to life for as long as he could.
The battle he fought, I fought with him. Luckily our girls did not know the seriousness of his situation for many years. They thought that going to the hospital for a scan every 3 months was just as normal as a check-up appointment at the dentist. We went on a lot of holidays, taking every opportunity to make trips for as long as Mike was able. But, our lives transformed. There have been many setbacks which were hard to endure. Yet, at all times we valued life and every moment we were given to be able to enjoy it, we did! With the 4 of us.
Mike has been an inspiration to many of us. Forever joking right up to his last day. Luckily, he was able to make the final decision himself, still being of clear mind – euthanasia. This, I feel, I have still not come to terms with. But I know there was no other way. Mike, I will forever admire your strength, courage and passion for life. I still miss you. I miss us.