It’s not a brand new year, but for me I am making October 1, 2012 a new start. I lost my father on August 24th of 2012 (unexpectedly) and less than 2 years ago my mother also passed. For me, I need to make this day a new beginning. Both of my parents are now gone. I have learned many things about each of my parents since they have passed, so much more understanding, forgiving, focusing on why things sometimes happen the way they do. A new found love and respect for each of them. I’ve always loved my parents, but now it’s just a different sort of love as they are no longer on this earth, I do know someday I will see them again. My dad ( who always reminds me of John Wayne) would explain to me when family members would pass…..” Well ya’ know ain’t none of us gonna get outta here alive” Yep, I get it Dad, it’s true…harsh, but true, but as I pass these words of wisdom on to my sons I will also ADD to your sage advice, ” BUT, one day we will all be together again, in heaven” I treasure the memories I have of my parents. In addition my old blog magically disappeared, I could not recover it, so once again, I am starting new. It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged anything, so forgive me, I may be a little wobbly!