Great story! I am inspired by looking at your photos. I, too, want to be around to see my 16-year-old grow up. The thought of missing out on the years he has ahead of him is a HUGE motivator! I look forward to the days when he has a family of his own. I want to be around - and HEALTHY - to enjoy it all.
We can't take back the years we've missed, but we can make the most of each day we have from now on. Knowing that we "shoulda, coulda, woulda" will make our victories just that much more meaningful!
Best of luck, health, and happiness to you and your family this coming and following years! Years you WILL get to see because of the positive changes you've made!