It’s New Year’s Eve. We’re home. We aren’t big celebrators. I did wanted to stop in and say Happy New Year!
If someone was to look at my year 2016 they might say it wasn’t the best year…thyroidectomy, cancer, foot surgery.
Not me. 2016 was a fine year…perfect no, but I’ve had worse years in my life….1990 was the worst for me-Hubby too! Aside from our son Buck being born, it wasn’t a lot of fun. Here’s a few highlights from that year….
My grandma died. Hubby’s mom had an angioplasty procedure then later in the year had bypass surgery…later in the year had eye surgery. I had a gall bladder attack on Hubby’s birthday and ended up with surgery to remove it the same day. My mom died at 61-I was only 24 with 3 little kids. My uncle died. Hubby abruptly changed jobs and we moved to Iowa 13 days after our son was born. (The Iowa move ended up being the best thing ever..we didn’t know that at the time though)
On top of that Hubby’s sister got married and asked him to be in the wedding and he said no because he didn’t like her potential husband and then things got sticky with his family. Our oldest two girls were asked to be flower girls for the wedding and he said no to that too. I finally, after lots of talking, at least got him to let the girls be in the wedding. As much as I tried I never convinced him to be in the wedding. He kept telling me if he didn’t believe in the marriage, he just couldn’t do it….that was the start of many years of me being blamed for his decisions….You know how it is with family. Someone has to be blamed. This time, it was me…to this day, it’s still not smooth sailing…and I still get blamed for his decisions.
If you add a month or two on each side of that year we almost lost our daughter Kelli to epiglottitus. That’s when the flipper at the back of a throat swells and cuts off breathing. Our little 2 1/2 year old was in intensive care for a week….that was horrible. Also our daughter Kayla, just turned one, came down with some bug and we ended up having to let them do a spinal tap on her. Following it, although she was walking, she didn’t walk for 10 days. We didn’t know if she would or if an accident happened when they did the procedure and she’d be paralyzed for life.
Those times…they were the worst. We, not so affectionately, call that “the year from hell” even though it was actually 16 month of time.
This past year…a bump in the road compared to that.
I’m so looking forward to this new year….
-I am going to get to buy some new shoes once my foot is all clear.
-I am getting tests in March/April to confirm I am cancer free.
-I am going to enjoy watching Carver grow….this year will be awesome on that account.
-I am sewing more quilts.
-I am doing more charity quilts.
-I am cross stitching more.
-We are making more home improvements.
-I have so many family things to look forward to including the day my niece calls me and says she’s cancer free too!
-I have friends to visit and people to meet.
-I have 365 days ahead of me with the potential to make a difference…and I’m going to do that- I am going to make a difference and happily Hubby’s hanging out with me all days he can!
What more can I wish for…NOTHING! So welcome 2017…I hope this is the start of a great year.
Those were miserable times…2016….much easier.