Whew…well, the holidays are over, we got through them, mine were great with the kids, and we’re looking forward to another year. And to be honest for a minute, let’s hope that this year will be better than last. There were a lot of blessings in 2009, but if you’ll forgive me for whining for a minute, it was, in many ways, a hell of a year. It could have been worse, but we had our share of challenges and losses. Some of you may have read in the press that I was embezzled by a trusted employee of 16 years, I lost my stepmother, an amazing number of friends seem to have lost relatives last year, we were devastated by the death of my son Nick’s best friend, and we even lost two of our beloved dogs. For a while there, it felt like there was something hard, upsetting or sad happening every week. And the tough economy provided challenges for us all. So, I feel like we all ‘gave at the office’ last year, and I felt ready for a GREAT year as 2010 began.
In the meantime, we are all shocked and heartbroken at the devastation in Haiti. Let’s hope that puts an end to the traumas of the past year. People of good will from around the world will help Haiti recover and rebuild. The rest of us will move forward after our losses and disappointments in 2009.
Now let’s really hope that this year will be a great one. For all of us! It’s time!!