Well I know it was only one day in 2011 but the events of that one day are still lingering. I don't want to get into too many details but basically I have someone I am related to that has decided to do something to another family member that is pretty appalling. I know how devastated this one family member is right now and there is nothing I can do except listen to them as they try to deal with the pain. So the person causing this suffering is out of my life. I had to do it for my own mental well being. They have done stuff to me, my wife, and my son in the past, and if I maintained a relationship with them, they would continue to do hurtful things. Honestly I amazed we have the same blood running through our veins. A friend of mine put this on Facebook and then I reposted it that sums up what I needed to do best: There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So, love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy.
I am just grateful that I have an outlet like this blog. I have met so many people through it, and actually developed quite a bond with a few of them. It might only be an electronic relationship but they are so good to me and I know I can count on them. I was reminded of that today when a wonderful gentleman that some of you know as "Just Bob" sent my darling boy a nice little gift. It wasn't necessary or requested, but he is a good guy and that is what good people do sometimes. Thank you Bob, and thank you everyone else for coming back here every now and then. It is the reminder that I need to focus on the good, and say adios to the drama.
I hope you had a good holiday season, and your new year is going well. Take care, and below is a picture of the most important little man in my life.