In 2009, I was encouraged by my friends to give the 365 photo project a try. I love taking photos, and was excited about participating. The daily posts paint a brief picture of my year and open my eyes to the beauty around me. It is challenging to post a photo daily. I was successful in 2009 and 2010, but fell a few short in 2011. I'll be continuing my quest for daily photos in 2012 and look forward to sharing them here.
My dear friend and colleague, Ann, died from breast cancer several years ago. Each year, near her birthday, many of us gather for a dinner to celebrate her life. We had 20 friends around the table tonight at one of our favorite restaurants. Several friends always help brighten the table with decorations, flowers, and candy, all in pink to honor Ann's heroic fight. This year, we were able to celebrate a new joy. Ann's husband remarried this year and her 3 young children are now blessed with a new mom who loves them very much.