Several folks have mentioned that they still occasionally check this blog so I thought I would let you know that I'm doing "okay".
Conventional wisdom says that holidays are the hardest times when we lose someone we love. This seems true to me. I'm so fortunate though that I have wonderful daughters and family and friends to help, and of course I have Charlie and he is a wonder. He is laughing now and seems to recognize me when he sees me. He's two months old, growing like crazy, and changing every day.
As the Christmas season begins, I am focused on my joys. There are still tears, as you would expect, but my energy is concentrated on my many blessings.
May your holiday be filled with happy memories and may you be surrounded by people that you love.