A time for Gratitude

21 Nov 2021

My dearest Rodney,

By some accounts its « early » to write the annual Christmas letter. For me, my schedule gets a bit busy as I have a business trip to the US and then I’ll stay there for vacation this year with our family and friends, so I took the time yesterday to order my Christmas cards and today to write the letter I think I have included in this post (not exactly sure I have mastered attaching the file…first time for everything! ) You always enjoyed getting Christmas cards and I have chosen to keep the habit of sending them, the old fashioned way.

2021 is coming to a close and it brings up so many memories…my 4th birthday has come and gone without you Rod (still a difficult time of year for me), 4th All-Saints day, Veteran’s day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve all without you here with me Rod…and while these are all true statements, I strive to remain grateful for my life before with you and now without you. It has been an extreme kick in the gut to go through this grief journey for the loss of the love of my life. I know that I am getting better, each passing day brings new proof and also new realizations. I’m Exploring new areas, having new ideas, in many ways, pushing new frontiers. I am doing things that we would not have done together, and some that I’m pretty sure you might say I’m crazy! I am becoming who I always have been.

Exciting and scary at the same time. Life goes on, one day at a time.

I love you Rodney, you will always be the love of my life, remaining just behind my eyes.



As you used to say, I am entering the autumn of my years. I plan to enjoy it fully.