John has lived through a lot of heartache. Yet “Heartbreak” for John is not “Broken.” Those times of true sorrow do not define how he lives his life. Those dark times are not forgotten, instead they are learning experiences. “Those who forget history are doomed to relive it.” John has struggles with past pain and darkness, but he actively chooses not to live there. He chooses to move past and move on from the past and truly live in the present with hope and love. He plans the future with purposeful joy. He acknowledges the pain of the past without letting it define who he is, or how he lives in the present. He makes it easier for me to get through dark days because of his hope, joy and love. He always hugs me so authentically and says “we will get through this, together,“ and I believe him, because he has.