New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve….
This will be entering our third year without Shane. My biggest challenge is not living in fear. I fear more now than I ever did. I mean, we live for the moments, but I approach a lot of my life now with deep caution. The death of your child can certainly rip away any innocence life once held.

I took the week off. Christmas was wonderful and then I was over it. The planning, sleepless nights, added responsibilities and everything just wore me out. I had plans, but the reality is, we live very busy lives…all of us do. We needed to have this downtime to just be in our home, letting our children enjoy their gifts and just being together without any plans.

The anticipation of the New Year is exciting.
It’s definitely challenging when a part of you is missing. I find it difficult to not be positive and hopeful for the future. It’s one of the most important things Shane taught me.

So, Cheers to 2018!
May it be an inspiring year for research and advocacy for our children.

I believe…

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