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I just wanted to take a few minutes to get all this out there. 2011 has been a devastating year for me but also amazing. I got seperated and divorced from someone I thought I could spend the rest of my life with. I watched my daughter grow into a funny, spunky toddler. I learned that life continues even if you want to stand still with all your might. I realized that I can make life work on my own, even with all of the challenges and struggles. I found out that we should take nothing for granted because all good things can go away at any moment and the bad things have lessons that need to be learned. I have seen my health fail, then get worse, then get worse again. I have been scared, happy, lonely, amazed, miserable, comforted, disappointed, and filled with joy. I discovered that I am so much stronger than I thought I could possibly be but so much weaker than I'd like. Life is a fragile, wonderful thing. We have to guard it fiercely and make the beauty in it come alive. We have to have faith that even though the tears fall, things will get better. We have to be cautious enough to realize that when things are great, they can and will get bad. We have to hold on to the love in our lives but release the people that are toxic to us, even if it hurts. I just want to be happy and I am still searching for that. I have found a piece of the puzzle in my beautiful and brilliant daughter. I found another piece in the incredible people in my life. I am still looking for the rest. I am hoping that the next year will get me closer. Hold on dearly to those you love and those who love you. They are more valuable than gold. Here's to a great 2012!

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The following comments are for "My Year In Review"
by serenastargazr

bless you
You know ... I do this every year in a Christmas letter which can't be called a 'form' letter because I change it depending on who I'm sending a Christmas card to. While I LOVE this declaration of yours that you're still flying despite the weather .. I'd have enjoyed getting to know you in more detail. Maybe we should all post our life in review at this time of year here .. get it out there ...

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: December 23, 2011 )

Glass half full.
Said a little prayer for you today that the Lord will extend his hand to you and lead you to safer ground.

Keep looking at that glass as half full, instead of half empty, and it will guide you to a better life and teach your daughter a valuable lesson in life.

May God bless you both and guide you to a safe haven in the New Year.


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 23, 2011 )

Nosey Parker
Just a couple of thoughts then as I struggle to understand the letter

1. Not sure how old you are I assume late twenties early thirties

2. I assume the Hubby decided to leave since it was you who thought you could spend the rest of your life with him.... I am probably WRONG because what women say takes some understanding is that a negative negative or Neg Pos. Did he change, change back, or were you just blinded by love to start off

3. Oh dear You found you could do it all alone haha you determinately threw the old man out then...No sense in wasting good space

$. Only learning that life still continues (albeit with one less income now) defo still wet behind the ears. As in Life only stops when you are DEAD

5 I always take things for granted... ie tomoroz its always going to get light. I will need to sleep and eat. and I am not going to die any day soon... the rest are all variables which add to the fun.

Not sure I will go as far as asking God to help you..... You seem to manage quite nicely all by yourself...and WOW you now have the option (with hindsight) of choosing another partner..... Hope you havn't been put off men for life.... dont get too self contained.

Hope you and your little girl have a great Xmas.

I think there should be more of these confessionals about and we can all play at being one of those Fathers in the RC church.

Now go and drink three Bloody Marys and have a good time.....

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: December 24, 2011 )

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