The Joys of having CF

The Joys of having CF

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Farewell 2016

It's finally 2017. I usually write a letter at the end of each year, and this time I was having a hard time figuring out just exactly what to write. 
2016 was an odd year. It started out okay, then in May I had a hospital stay. In June I had a career change, and then come September things kind of became a blur. I had a hospital stay in September, my amazing grandfather went in the hospital and then October came in with a bad bang. On October 9th my hero, the most amazing man in the world gained his wings...that was the hardest day...I know he's an amazing angel looking down and I know he is pain free and living an amazing life in heaven. Just hanging out with all his friends, riding a tractor, enjoying his pipe. That's grandpa. 
Life kind of stopped after that a little. I think we all felt lost. When someone so amazing leaves your life you don't quite know what to do, but you manage. I'm just so thankful to have had him in my life for 21 years and been able to learn so much from him. He is my forever hero and angel. 
Then the end of October my grandmother passed away(my moms mom). That was a shock to loose two grandparents in one month. 
But as the motto goes; "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger". I know everything happens for a reason....and only God knows why. 
In November I turned 22...I had a little birthday adventure which was fun, then we had Thanksgiving. It was interesting being the first without grandpa. But we all managed. We new he was there with us. 
The brings us to December. I went to Vegas for the first time...that was fun. 
December is one of my favorite months because I absolutely love Christmas. I was so excited for Christmas up until Christmas Eve. After we celebrated one Christmas on Christmas Eve we drove passed grandpa and I kinda lost it a little bit. It was the first Christmas we wouldn't be seeing him at that table when we walk through the door. Wishing him merry Christmas at the cemetery just did not feel right. But, I KNOW he had an amazing time and was of course there with all of us. As the song goes, "I'm just jealous of the angels". 
But each day/month gets a little easier. It makes it easier reminding myself I have an amazing guardian angel looking down on me. 
Now into January, 2017. This year I am determined will be the Best.Year.Ever.  I am confident only good things will happen and I hope and pray it is a year that we'll remember forever. Less hospital stays(none preferably), and just making the most of  the time were given and spending it with those we love. 
2017...this will be an AMAZING! year.

Until next time,
~God Bless