2013 saw the loss of my mother. But in that loss began a totally new relationship with my dad.
2013 saw the last of the remenants of my battle with colon cancer turn to battle scars. Alas, it was only a battle and not the war: the cancer has spread and chemo is now a fact of life for me.
My children are growing up and becoming functioning, contributing adults. That is totally wonderful and I'm so proud. And I can't, for the life of me, figure out how in the heck I managed to influence that.
Our extended Family is growing with another niece/nephew on the way.
2013 wasn't a bad year, it wasn't a good year. It was life! Glorious, frustrating, happy, sad, life. A roller coaster, a fire, a nap. I don't think I'd know what to do if it was any other way.
Celebrate life my friends, in all it's glorious contradictions. It's what it's all about.