> Iím sitting here by Kyleís side in a room at Brigham and Womenís Hospital
> and I felt led to write this letter as some form of comfort as we walk
> through the darkest time of our lives. As you all know, my wife Kyle was
> diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer in February of 2007. Standing by her
> side and seeing her physically and emotionally face this horrible disease,
> Iíve realized that not only is she the love of my life, she is an angel
> and the most inspirational person Iíve ever known. Iíve stood faithful and
> hopeful in prayer through this battle, yet to see my love suffer and
> endure the pain and discomfort that she has over the past two years breaks
> my heart into a million pieces. No one deserves this, especially Kyle.
> You see, she is the backbone of our family, a pillar of strength, and as
> unselfish as one can be. She doesnít want any credit for anything she does
> but truth be known Ė she deserves all credit. She is the perfect wife,
> mother and such a blessing to everyone she meets. I constantly wrestle
> with the reality of this monster that invades her body and I can tell you
> that itís been a tremendous struggle to see my wife so sick. I have felt
> so helpless and at times completely hopeless, but I know I must be strong
> for my family and be that pillar of strength too, as sheís been throughout
> our marriage of almost 23 years.
> When our son Michael was born, Kyle was hospitalized for over 2 weeks due
> to a severe blood clot in her leg. I was on tour at the time and I would
> fly home after shows to be with her and then fly out to catch the next
> show. I remember that time as if it was yesterday and I recall how brave
> and strong Kyle was then. It was a testament of her courage and an example
> to me. She never complained and she picked up the pieces and carried on
> with taking care of our newborn son, Michael.
> Kyle is also a very accomplished and successful makeup artist. This is
> actually how we met. She drove from Cape Cod to LA in the early eighties
> with a degree in child psychology but once there, she decided to pursue a
> career in makeup. Through hard work and perseverance, she went on to work
> in film and television. Her career had not even peaked and she chose to
> give it all up to spend 100% of her time raising Michael and Ellena as I
> toured the world. She sacrificed everything for us and again this was a
> testament of who Kyle is Ė a loving, caring, unselfish wife and mother.
> She wouldnít have it any other way. She has given me so much joy and I
> guess I just wanted to give all of you a glimpse of who Kyle is and the
> character that she bestows.
> We covet and cherish every prayer from everyone of you and I thank you for
> taking the time to read my thoughts as I sit here by my love. If you can,
> pray for Kyleís body and immune system to gain enough strength to fight so
> her body can get back to some sort of normal state, specifically her
> digestive system. She hasnít eaten for days due to nausea and it wonít
> pass. Sheís very weak and I just want to take her home.
> Iíll update as time permits. Kyle sends her love too. She lit up when I
> told her that I would post and ask all of you to pray. It means so much.
> More than you know.
> "All You Need Is Love"
> And we can be confident that he will listen to us whenever we ask him for
> anything in line with his will. And if we know he is listening when we
> make our requests, we can be sure that he will give us what we ask for.
> 1 John 5:14-15