I want to say thank you to all who reached out to me over the past few months wondering why I had stopped writing on the blog…what had happened…was I okay?

Yes, I am fine, thank you. I have been dealing with numerous deaths…both family and close friends. It set me back in a way I had never expected. As sad as it has been, I have found the grieving process to be a very important one…one to be embraced, not avoided…one to spend time with, not to rush through…one to enable me to move on positively, not to leave me mired in sadness and depression.

I learned a lot…about myself and about those I lost. The process has enabled our relationships to come to closure in a healthy way…a way which will keep them in my life…contributing, not through words and actions, but through thoughts and memories…values and ideals…beliefs and attitudes.