Farewell 2016

Well as much as we have enjoyed our move to the beautiful and lovely Florida, I can not say goodbye fast enough to 2016.  It’s been one tough year!

This time last year we had just spent Christmas alone for the 1st time in as many years as I can count.   My parents usually spend it with us but last year threw us all for a great big loop.  We almost lost my mom after she hemorrhaged at home after a routine colonoscopy while at the same time my middle son was battling a rare illness (HSP – I wrote more about this in previous posts if you are interested) that swelled his entire body including his spinal cord that sent us rushing to Wolfsons ER and visiting a battery of specialists in Gainesville Fl.

I am happy to share that this year was much different and not only did I get to share it with my parents but my brother and his kids were able to join us from chilly Chicago! (Doesn’t my mom look so cute!)

There simply is NOTHING more important than family and I am so thankful that I have mine and that both my mom and son are doing better.  O still has bad days that have the doctors scratching their heads but my mom seems to have made a full recovery after a bumpy road of a blood transfusion and gallbladder surgery.  Whew!

I am really hoping that 2017 shines a bright and sunny light on us and I will finally be able to get my small little portrait business back on it’s feet!

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