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So the new year came upon me quietly, subtly one might say, and then it hit me like a sledgehammer.   I decided I would wait a week after the new year before going back to martial arts because A) they had been closed until the new year and B) we are a bit behind at work so I figured I would work some late days.  Within that first week, I found out that a very dear friend and coworker had been severely hurt and after five days of suffering, finally passed.  This is truly the first death that I have experienced; my grandparents have passed away in the last few years but I had not seen them in ages so it was not such a huge shock. 
I decided that I would attend my friend's funeral, which was 6 hours away, and made preparations.  My mother went with me because she knew I would be a wreck after the funeral, and I was.  I returned on Friday evening and have been keeping myself busy--trying to distract myself from the reality of him being gone.  I know that I am still in the Denial stage of Grief and eventually it will hit me like a sledgehammer again when I move out of Denial. 
Why am I sharing this, you might ask?  Well, first the obvious reason is so that I can say please don't think you have forever.  There are so many things I wanted to include him in within my life and now, I cannot.  Second, is to keep his memory alive and let others know of the great life he lived and how he touched so many people's lives.  Third, I will be rewriting my Resolutions for this year--some will be easy, others will be ones that I know he would have pushed/supported me to complete. 

Have a Happy New Year everyone and be thankful for those in your life.
  • Watching: The Librarians
  • Playing: Plants vs. Zombis
  • Eating: Sugar Cookies
  • Drinking: Ginger Ale


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AnneMarie1986 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Birthday cake by KmyGraphic
Thank you!
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Hey, thanks for faving my dragon sculptures! I'm glad you like my work. :) (Smile)
You're welcome! They are all so cute!  :)
STITCH62633 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome be sure to look at my journals and telll me what you think.
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