As we enjoy this most wonderful holiday it’s an appropriate time to say happy holidays to the bobgretz.com family. Best wishes to you and yours and here’s hope the coming year brings health and happiness.
The last six months have been intense around our house. But with only a few exceptions, everyone is here to celebrate Christmas with us. That’s children, grandchildren and the straw that stirs the drink in this family, Anita.
There were times over the last months I wasn’t sure she would be with us for the holidays. They’ve shot her full of radiation, pumped her full of caustic drugs that destroyed her energy and operated on her brain just two weeks ago to remove a rapidly growing tumor.
Today she sits with grandchildren, laughing and telling stories β the best possible medicine for her. She has a smile on her face and worries more about everyone else than herself. I’ve learned again that I’m married to one tough Missouri farm girl. She is an inspiration.
The future? We live by the Marty Schottenheimer credo of one play at a time, or in this case, one day at a time. It’s still quite early in this game, probably just finishing the first quarter. We are trailing, but the momentum seems to be turning our way.
Your thoughts and prayers have been appreciated more than you will ever know. Take care of yourself and those around you, enjoy the holidays and Happy New Year.