Looking back over 2011 I realized there were plenty of good moments to compensate for the bad ones. I was lucky enough to be in Texas when my grandson Izaiah turned one, hubby and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary, Patrick also celebrated his 25th anniversary at Lockheed, and he also turned 50 this year, we were fortunate enough to attend my niece's wedding in Ohio and visited with family in Indiana and even made acquaintance with family we'd never met or seen in many years.
It's been sad and hard to see my younger brother Santos so ill and dealing with heart surgery, losing his leg, and his long stay in the hospital and rehab. But I'm thankful he is on the road to recovery and still with us. I've seen our precious Yvonne ravaged by cancer and while the outcome is not what we want, I have learned so much from her through this battle. It's the tough moments that bring out the best in people.
To happier times in 2012.