Here are the fill-in-the-blanks:
- The highlight of my Christmas was ___________________________.
- My New Year’s resolution is __________________________.
- This year, 2016, ______________.
- Next year, 2017, ______________.
Here are my responses:
The highlight of my Christmas was having the girls home, getting to Skype with Davey, and having David make it to the 7-month stroke-a-versary without another event.
My New Year’s resolution is to do my best to no longer put off things that I want to do for “someday”. My vision clock is ticking and there are some pictures that I really, really want to take before I can’t.
This year, 2016, has been a very hard year. Davey didn’t get to come home. David had 3 strokes within 2.5 days. Our daughters had some struggles. And I got cheated out of something that was due me and a diagnosis of cataracts. I am glad that 2016 is leaving! I couldn’t take another month of it.
Next year, 2017, promises to hold some changes in our lives. I hope that it includes a visit with our Marine. I sure hope he will get to come home. He is so good at what he does for the Marine Corps, his upline wants to keep him there in Japan. I hope that it also includes a lot of picture-taking opportunities for me.