2012 was a really rough year for our family. After finally paying off the bills from the 2011 financial medical and dental fiasco, 2012 seemed to be going fine… until June 6th hit. My grandson tripped over a downed power line near their house and was electrocuted. After nearly a month in the hospital, several surgeries, and 15 years of future surgeries ahead of him, he finally came home.
The end of June brought my first book promotion and it was a crazy success. I was so thrilled. In the first 24 hours my book was downloaded something like every six and a half seconds! Since then, we’ve had over one hundred THOUSAND downloads of Ready or Not alone!
It seemed as if life was looking up. Then Thanksgiving hit and we lost my sister-in-law, Robin. That was rough. I really didn’t think the year could get any worse, but Saturday it did. My husband, Kevin, found himself in a horrible situation–one no one wants to be in. Because I don’t know what is going to happen, I’m not going to explain further. That said, almost as bad as the horrible tragedy was, the rumors, false news reports, and insensitivity shown both our family and another’s is truly heartbreaking.
So, I’m sure you can imagine why we’re eager to start a fresh year. I’m praying that 2013 is a year of healing for so many things–Stephen’s legs, the Minnesota Havig family’s hearts, and now our family’s life and the hearts of another broken family in our town.