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Those of you who follow my blog know that we lost a son in October of 2010 and my mother in July of 2010.

Yesterday, I made a comment about 2011 being a great year. I think I should clarify that a bit. We really miss our son and my mother.

Once you have experienced the loss of a child, you come to realize how important it is to appreciate the great things in life so that you don’t get pulled into a vortex and miss out on what life has to offer.

On occasion there are “moments”. Those times when something pulls at the heart because someone is no longer here that really should be. For example, when my grand daughter does something really amazing, I resent that my son isn’t here for the experience. Then I make a decision to feel that and then put it away because it’s not something that I can change or have control over. What I can do is make sure that my grand daughter knows how much she is loved and do what I can to help her achieve great things just like her father would have.

God gave us a challenge in 2010. We responded to that challenge and focused on the family members who are here. We have returned to the church and made sure to spend great quality time with the other three kids, Dad and my grand daughter.

In doing so, 2011 became a great year and 2012 holds so much promise! It holds promise because we choose not to get caught up in the darknes of what is past but instead look to the light of the opportunities of the future.

I hope that helps people to understand that after 2010, life can’t help but be good! That’s certainly not to say that there won’t be bumps along the way.

Make it a great day!


P.S. What am I thankful for today? I’m thankful it’s warming up! I’m thankful for my faith. I’m thankful for my family.

What are you thankful for today?

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