"My feelings afterward were mixed," he writes. "First of all, I couldn't understand why so many people around me were sniffing and blowing their noses at the end. I wanted to stand up and say, 'You realize that was a happy ending, right? I mean, I have a great life, a great family, and I am really thankful for all the blessings I've been given. Things turned out really good for me -- please don't cry.'"