The last post of 2016.
It has been a rough year in many ways and certainly a rough ending for the year.
I seemed to have survived the many changes at work somehow, but I refuse to think about and worry about what is coming in 2017. Those changes will come and I will try to survive as long as possible while looking for other options.
Again, I’ve lost quite a few friends in the past three years which is always sad for me. I am always sorry for the part I played in that but I also believe that all things happen for a reason, whether I like the outcome or not. So my wish is that they know how much respect I have for them and that I wish them the best always. For my friends that managed to weather all my “storms” – I love you even more and thank you always. You know where to find me in 2017 and you know I will find you!
Being with my parents for these many years and watching their health decline has been devastating at times. I can’t help it, I am a worrier. I dread the day when they will no longer be with us but nothing could have prepared me for the loss of my brother earlier this month. My two older brothers have always been there for me, my protectors in our younger years especially. As we grew older that changed but knowing that all my brothers are there for me to talk to always gave me such comfort. I don’t expect the emptiness and sadness will ever completely go away but I am even more thankful for all my family and pray for all of us.
So goodbye 2016 forever. I am not sad to see the year end. I don’t know if 2017 will be a good year but there will be good moments and that is enough for now. The best I can hope for is God’s grace and strength for myself, my family and my friends.