2016 was a Gift

Today is a new day, and a day to look back and reflect on the year.

A friend wrote something that inspired me and made me look at 2016 differently.

My husband died, that was absolutely the worst thing that has ever happened to me. But I’ve grown so much through that, and I like who I am today.

2016 was a GIFT and I am thankful for that. I had Steve by my side for almost all of it…. that was not something we knew we would have back in June 2014.

Friends I’ve known for a long time and a shorter time came together and became friends. And all my friendships grew, tremendously!

I learned from my friends and family what it means to give yourself up for others. I learned from them what it means to be a friend.

I lost my husband but I gained a guardian angel for me and my girls.

The night he died is still so fresh in my mind, but not as a nightmare, but as a night of closure and peace. He’s no longer suffering and the girls and I can now move forward and find our new normal and live. If it weren’t for my friends and family. I could not look forward to 2017 with peace.

I’m lonely inside because I miss my husband, my partner, but my heart is full from all the love around me, whenever I need it.

Thank you to those of you who went through this year with me, who’ve carried me and picked me up and that gave me the gift of love and friendship. And for those that were by my side when I needed them the most.

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