Tuesday, December 1, 2009

How to Measure?

As we approach the end of another year I find myself assessing and reviewing 2009. Was it good? Was it bad? Certainly a lot of good things happened: Joe found a job after a year of being unemployed, which is a much better fit than his previous one. Wilson is doing well in college, enjoying his classes and has a wonderful group of friends. Our house looks nice and is comfortable after some renovations. My parents are healthy and happy. My brother is in his newly rebuilt house, has a job and is content. We have 3 pets that we love dearly who continue to amuse us with their funny antics.

On the other hand, we lost our beloved Charlotte and my health has been a bit more of a struggle than some years. There have been quite a few losses in the CF community as well, all of which are difficult.

Each day, each month, and each year has its trials, tribulations and triumphs. This is a given: no day, month or year is going to be free of stress, some heartache or conflict. That's just life. How can you compare one year to the next? Each one is unique and will have its share of joy and pain. As long as we're alive that's the price we pay, so best to enjoy every moment while we have it.

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