The Year End . .

this has been a sad year, so hopefully 2016 will be much better than 2015 was.

This was the year that I lost 2 men in my life that were the only men that really made me realize that not all were jerks.

The first was my Dad. It was a sudden and shocking end to the man that has always been there for me, no matter what I did — he was there. It has been 9 months and there are times that I will still feel my eyes water up and an ache in my heart that doesn’t seem to want to go away. But I realize that he is watching over me and will be there with open arms when my time comes.

Then, I lost a best friend just a few weeks after my Dad. Doug was the husband of my best friend and was, like my Dad, a father figure to Nancie. He was a wonderful man who could make you laugh and cry at the same time. He was a wonderful husband and father as well as a Father to numerous kids over the years. A true heart of Gold.

Both these deaths did throw me for a little loop and I put most things on hold for awhile. Family Tree just didn’t seem all that important to write about, but as time has gone on, I have written about a few things including the Actor that is a distant branch of my tree.

So, unfortunately, the Stats are small — not a large jump in the number of people but mostly working in adding dates, burial locations, etc.

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although you don’t always know how the tree will grow in a new year — this I am sure of — I am getting a new little branch this month (if he decides to come on time)

So, hopefully it will be a wonderful new year for family — close and distant this year.

Love always

Susan