Glad Tidings

Happy New Year to you and those you love. May 2017 be filled with good health and contentment for us all.

It’s natural at the end of the year or early in a new one, I think to reflect a little on how life has been treating us, and vice-versa. Its no secret that 2016 held a few difficult times for me as I grappled with needing another craniotomy and then the actual recovery; but as I have looked back at this past year, I’ve found myself feeling quite happy. Yes, there were some very real hurdles to overcome but largely it was a good year.

I mentioned this to Jason yesterday and he said he felt the same way, that in amongst it all, we have seen and done lots of fun and new things and his overall impression of 2016 was also a good one.

I think sometimes it’s too easy to write off a year due to one or two ‘bad’ events or situations. In 2016 we enjoyed two interstate road trips, saw many interesting and beautiful places, continued to develop our new found friendships with the people sharing our Denver journey, had a week’s holiday in Mexico, established ourselves as ‘locals’ at the nearby brewery, connected closely with our friends and family around my surgery, have been to see lots of new movies at the cinema as they are so inexpensive here, learnt new skills, survived our first blizzard (I stayed indoors and refused to stick even a nose out the door), became Great-Aunt and Uncle as we welcomed two baby girls into the family and settled into our new life in Denver.

All in all, not bad when you consider I had brain surgery mid-year!

Here’s to a wonderful 2017 for us all.

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