Last night after my family went to bed, I stood at the window like I do every year to look up at the stars and wished my Dad and Mom a happy new year.
This year was easier than last new years eve. We had just lost my Mom in December of 2011 and just the thought of beginning a new year that she would not be part of was hard. I remember everyone celebrating around me and all I wanted to do was cry. The passage of time does make dealing with loss easier.