Stephanie and I lost a very dear member of our family this weekend. After almost 14 years as Stephanie's dedicated companion we had to make the unenviable decision to send Thomas on to the next world. We found out almost a month ago that he had an extremely aggressive tumor - inoperable so the only option was to watch this disease slowly wear him down. He was with Stephanie through some of the toughest times that life could throw at her and fortunately was still around when we found each other again to start a new phase of both of our lives. I thank him for being there through thick and thin - making her smile when not much else could. Hopefully he left this earth knowing that we have found a peace in our lives that has been missing for a long time and that he will be forever in our hearts. God speed my friend - we love you and miss you terribly.