Now Playing: Day 2917-Chapter 3... Happiness~My Silver Lining
You know what I have learned over the past year?
There is no better place than the place we call, home.
There is no place that I would rather be... home on New Years Eve.
I remember past New Years Eve festivities that meant getting dressed up and living it up with really large, loud and mostly drunk crowds. Hahahahaha! Hey, I am just keeping it real! Really honest. Not to say that there weren't a few times that we might had been a part of those drunkin' crowds. Ha! That is also keeping it real. Really honest. Hahahaha! Not this year though... no way... no how.
This year we will be ringing in a new year with all the comforts, joy and unconditional love from our fur children at home. It sure beats the hospital! A place where there is no sleep. Unless you are in a drug induced state of mind. Yes, there is actually sleep to be had in such a place. So much sleep that when I finally got the opportunity to rest on my own couchbed. I still had a hard time waking back up. We almost missed the opportunity to bid farewell to 2017. Welcoming in a far happier new year! Doing so as a family... together.
But such as luck would have it as clearly luck remains on my side. I woke up at exactly 11:45pm. Enough time to wake Eric up who was sleeping next to me on the couch so we could quickly turn on the television and watch the countdown together. A new year. A new me. A far HAPPIER 2018!
2017 was one heck of a year for our entire little family. It was a year of great loss. Losing fur children that meant the world to all of us as they took a little piece of our hearts back home with them to heaven. It sure wasn't the same this holiday season. But I know they were still here with us, celebrating the love and joy that comes with this magical time of year. We suffered great loss in 2017. We also learned a great deal in 2017. In the process we have become much more wiser and far more respectful to the greatest gift of all.
The gift of life.
Farewell 2017. The tried and the true. As we remember those we love, but never truly lost. Our hearts will always be with you~