Saturday, March 31, 2012

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge 2012

How appropriate that this is my 100th post. It is a milestone in time for a rebirth. You would have thought that I would have so many more entries at this point. But life doesn't work like that. And neither does my writing style.

This is my random blog of random thoughts. Last year when I entered this challenge, I thought it was going to be a way for me to just share fun little tidbits about myself. Instead, it ended up being a therapeutic way for me to deal with the loss of my father. And once he passed away, I found myself shutting down for a while.

I started back up again when I started making my way through a book about losing both of your parents. You can read the entries for They Live On here. As of the time of this posting, I am only about halfway through the book. More posts will come, as I complete the book. I was stopped from writing, again, when we almost lost my mother. I also had a couple of minor accidents.

But Mom is now on the mend. I am healing from my minor injuries. I have also been healing from the hurt of losing my father 10 months ago. To continue that process, I will be dedicated my challenge this year to the memory of my father. I know everyone says this, but father was the love of my life. I adored him more than anyone else in this world. Losing him was like losing a part of myself. But I have been surviving.

So, join me on this month of reflection honoring my father. Good luck to those of you who are participating in this year's challenge. And thank you for stopping by!


  1. Good luck to you as well, Andrea, and congrats on your 100th post. I an sort of a Newbie... blogging wise anyway, and look fwd to your thoughts!
    ( just a quick emotional "hug") re your above story.)

  2. Hey, since I was going down the A - Z list, I found this blog of yours too. You're doing such a sweet thing. I will be checking back to this blog too :)