It has been very quiet on here and not because I have forgotten about all my treasured readers and friends but because two weeks ago, my laptop died…my beloved Mac won’t even turn on. I can use The Husband’s computer but all of my drafts, pictures, ideas and software to create pictures and buttons and fancy schtuff are on my laptop. I plan to pull the hard drive off it somehow and regroup but took the last little bit to concentrate on the holidays and family.
I have to say that I am so happy to say good-bye to 2012. It was the hardest year of my life with far more struggles than I shared here. But I am confident that though 2013 will bring hard times, it will bring restoration and healing to our family. Dancing Queen is slated to start an intensive attachment and trauma program in a week that will run the whole year. It will be a lot of work for The Husband and I and for her, but just the hope of improvement has lightened my perspective. Our marriage has survived our hardest times ever and we made it through and are so much stronger than we ever were before. Miss Optimism’s health is not stable but is improving and we have a grant to cover the cost of her most expensive medication until December 15 so that offers a huge stress reprieve. The Ferrari will soon be entering his last semester of grade 12 and then graduating. Most of the kids are doing well and are healthy, so we have much to be thankful for.
Over the holidays, I was surrounded by blessings, most in the form of people… the people who have enriched our lives and helped us hold it together this past year… our neighbours and family and the friends who have supported us so much that they have made me reconsider my definition of the word “family”. I am so grateful for what it means to have community both online and close by.
Happy New Year to all and may you be abundantly blessed in 2013!