Monday, January 26, 2009

January 2009

Well hello everyone,

Sorry to have been so quiet and to have seemed to forgotten this blog. The year 2009 has begun and for me it has started out as one of the worst years I can remember since losing my leg and mobility. On December 28th, the love of my life Diane, lost one of her sons to a drug overdose. He was such a kind and beautiful young man, and I had begun to feel as if he were my own son. He will be truly missed not just by his mom, brothers, and extended family, but by me. Then no sooner than his memorial service was over I received a phone call from my parents in Washington State, my brother-in-law who served our Country for two tours in the Army in Iraq, had come home to be with my sister and their two boys, he went into their garage and committed suicide by hanging himself. Oh my God, I cannot believe this has happened, my sister found him, and her oldest son a sophomore in high school had to cut his father down from the rafters. Because of his outstanding military service, the Army has buried him with full Military honors, and will be providing help and services to my sis and her boys, but they have lost their husband, father, and friend. Thankfully my parents had moved to be close to my sister while he was away in Iraq so they were right there when this news hit. So for the beginning of this new year of 2009 you can see that it has not been a good start.

But now that the memorials are all done with and life tries to return to some sort of normal, I am going to make a huge effort to make this blog come alive.

What does that mean??? Well my dear friends, I will be writing on a regular basis, and I will be posting art work as I complete it for your viewing and pleasure. I will also be asking and trying to answer some of the more difficult questions that face each of us. It should be fun, it should be challenging and hopefully you will all respond with your own input and questions that will spark this blog into being a wonderful place for people to visit and grow.

So I take my hat off, well if I ever wore a hat, to each of you for being so patient and send out a shout to all of you, as together we face this new year that has lots of potential for hope, and happiness even though the USA economy looks so bad!

Bye for now and see you all really soon, Greg

1 comment:

Teri C said...

Ho tragic in all directions.

Hugs and prayers to you and that are suffeirng.