It’s been an interesting 2011. I can’t say that it was a bad year — it was mostly good things. Unfortunately, it ended on a sad note.
My father passed away early Christmas morning.
This wasn’t sudden. He had been in poor health for some time, but the realizations and memories still hit hard. You can never really prepare yourself enough.
I still had a good holiday, but there are parts that will be hard for me to handle for a while. Like Christmas music… my father had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. It is hard for me to hear some of those songs now.
My hopes for 2012 are to continue to improve my life, my skills, and achieve goals. There are projects I hope to finish and start, and new things I hope to learn. Some will be scheduled to match what friends are planning, many are simply because I want to do them.
I am sorry I’ve been quiet here for a while. I’ve been trying to keep busy, and I had plenty on my mind as well.
I wasn’t sure I would post about this, but I thought at least a brief entry and photo would help me. I hope to post more upbeat things soon, but I don’t know how often I will update regularly.
It will be a long process to heal, but I have good friends and family, and an amazingly wonderful husband who understands what I’m going through.
Thank you for reading. I hope there are many good things in store for all of you in the future.