So my one year anniversary was 10 days ago. I am so grateful to be alive and spending time with my beautiful wife and the blessing of my two kids. My daughter will be turning six soon and my son just turned two. If it was not for my wife I do not know how I would have made it. I have had a good year. No rejections from my new heart. I just had my yearly check-up and everything looked good. I got to come down to 5mg on my Predizone. That made me really happy. I have been sick a couple of times with a cold and the stomach flu. The stomach thing really kicked me down. I have been very blessed this year with not getting too sick. I have been fighting with my weight all year and it has won the battle. I got out of the hospital at 192lbs. I am now 270lbs. This is a new year and I am ahead. I have lost five pounds and I am on my way back to my healthy weight. I have set myself small goes to keep me on track this year. So the big question I have for everyone is what you guys think is appropriate to write to the donor family. My heart transplant team told me to wait a year and it is know time. I really want to write, but I don't know where to start. There is so much I want to say and tell them about the second chance I have at last. I don't want to overwhelm them or bring up that bad day for them. I really want to be in contact with them. I just want my first letter to be something that gives them hope and feels the hearts with the love that I have. I don't want it to be negative. Should I type or hand write. My hand writing is not that good from the shakes I have from the meds. I am truly thankful and have so much I want to share.