Billy Connolly has a video clip where he talks about the words “fuck off”.
That is what I think of when I look back at 2016. It can just fuck off. Off it should fuck.
So it has.
It is a year where so many people lost their lives. The one that hit me most, was the death of sweet little Nate. I cannot go to bed or wake up without thinking of him. Those beautiful eyes. The absolute joy that was him.
It is the year that broke Zander. To see him shatter was painful. (I have so much to say here but I keep on deleting it. Not worth it)
It is the year that probably ended Quintus’ rugby. I don’t think we will ever let him play again after he fractured his vertebrae.
Quintus is my rock. He seems to manage to keep on standing regardless. Again, I have things I want to say about relationships and especially how your relationship with your father / mother should be but I will not. Let’s just say that people should treat others with love. At all times.
It is the year that I cried more tears about my Bella than ever. I know she won’t be with us for much longer. Nearly lost her twice. I’m so thankful that she managed to make it to 2017. Now my next wish is for her to still be healthy by the time we go to Stilbaai again in April.
I can say though that it was a year that was good to Jason. He earned his school honours that he so badly wanted. He especially wanted to achieve that in Grade 8 and I was so proud when he did.
The year has been good for Kyla as well. She loved the sport, the friends and feeling like any other loved child should. It has been a huge learning curve. Not always a walk in the park but overall she’s very happy.
If I have one wish for 2017 it will be that I hope it is a year that is “soft” on everyone. A year that will be patient and kind. Where everyone will feel loved.
I wish you the best.