I realized today that I hadn't posted on caringbridge since last May (!) and I'm sorry about that. I started posting updates on facebook last year, and thus neglected to keep this site updated as well. The second part of 2019 was mostly boring, health-wise, because my health was pretty stable. I still haven't caught the flu virus yet this season and I'm hoping to keep it that way!
Tomorrow is my father's birthday, and because of my transplant twelve years ago on January 4, I feel like there's double the reason to celebrate the start of each new year - it's a new year of life for the both of us!
I'm extremely grateful for my husband - he continues to demonstrate patience and grace when we face difficulties, which helps give me the strength needed to face another day. For all of us, there's the personal strength pulled from within, but that extra bump we get from others, that encouragement, gives us just what we need when we need it most.
I hope the new year brings each of us happiness and joy. There's joy to be found in even the most difficult of days; we might just have to look for it, but it's there.
Happy new year. Thank you for your love!