How can I explain what a terrible 3 years this has been for me? Starting in 2020. I mean….everyone, had bad years since then right? Well mine included back surgery, complications, a hole in my right retina which surgery could not repair and that has affected my sight, more complications, COVID, selling our house in order to buy one in Kelowna BC, only to find out that after 5 days, COVID locked everyone down and we had to walk away from the deal. We already had sold our house in Ontario, so we were stuck with having to rent and look to a plan B. NO ONE had any idea how long these lockdowns were going to take, so we waited to see if we could buy it a few months later, but it sold. It was our dream, our dream house, our future plan….all gone.
Then, as we came to realization that we were stuck here in Ontario, we decided to tear down our cottage a rebuild a permanent home. This was/is the most stressful thing you can do, I believe! We have now rented 3 houses and moved 4 times in past 2 1/2 years and we are STILL not in our new home! We are ALMOST there.
To top it off, we lost our beloved dog Murphy at the end of June to cancer. Not a week later, I was involved in a horrific car accident on a beautiful July day. As I was driving home from sightseeing in Toronto with a European cousin, someone decided to pass a transport truck ON THE SHOULDER, and when they were about to hit a sign, they cut in front of that transport causing the transport and the at fault driver to both strike me head on. I had about 1 second to react (which was a blessing) and then BANG! Next thing I knew, I was flying through the air and I rolled my car 4 times down an embankment into a ravine, landing upside down.
I am very spiritual, but, in this case, it was and absolute miracle I survived. I never lost consciousness, I had no broken bones or internal injuries and not a single window in my vehicle blew out. Not a single tree on that embankment impaled my car. I had severe bruising, whiplash and concussion with, of course, shock. There was no way I should have walked away from that accident. But I did. And here I am!
I’m now well enough to focus on my genealogy again. I want to have clients and I want to work! It’s been a few years from hell, including my husband and I both getting COVID…but in the end, I want to start 2023 with a positive, hopeful and joyful outlook. I only want the best for my self, my family, my friends and everyone I know. Hopefully, I’ll get to know some of you and your ancestors!
Here’s to better times ahead! All the best to everyone for a healthy, successful and happy 2023. May we all feel the blessing we are long over due for!