New Year's Eve 2011. I can't say I'm sorry to see 2011 go. It has not been a good year for me. Although death is part of life and dad lived a good, full life, his passing has impacted me more than I would have thought. Intellectually I knew as 2011 began that we had only a few years at best before he and mom would be gone. But to actually have him gone, to know that in this life I can't ask his advice or talk to him, has hurt more than I thought. With all that needs to be done for mom, I think I have not completed the grieving process for him that I need to. I hope that in 2012 I can do that so that the new year will be better. In the meantime, good riddance 2011.
I've been a lawyer since 1976, though my family seems to have gone into medicine. We have two nurses, one nursing student, one medical student, one pre-med student, and one working in medical claims, as well as one in the IT field.