A lesson filled year. A heartbreaking year. A joyous year. An exhausting year.
One of my best friends nearly died.
One I loved dearly did die.
I learned the art of organizing a fund raiser.
I survived the heartache of a fund raiser.
We bought a new house.
And we moved.
One child graduated.
The other performed.
New friendships were formed.
Some friendships were deepened.
Some friendships were lost.
We learned of 5 new babies joining our family.
We lost Uncle Jr., Thelma, Vernon, Mary, and many more.
I remembered my strength and was reminded of my vulnerability.
More than once I almost gave up.
The love of others encouraged me on.
I'm not eager to see 2011 end.
I'm not sad to see it go.
I endured. I loved. I lost. I gave. I received.
And I was blessed.