Is it that for every positive there is a negative? - if that's true I have had some really lovely years so things may not get better for a while.
Luckily I don't believe it has to be that way. Some things aren't totally avoidable and life does have so many challenges, it's the way you are able to deal with them that can make a difference. Mental strength and good nature go a long way.
I am lucky to be surrounded by people with those characteristics which makes things a lot easier to cope with and so many supportive friends.
On the good news front we have sold our house, Tim and Sharon got married and my sister has just called with the loveliest of news in that my niece Donna is expecting.
Mark drove her to their wedding last December - not sure if that will mean they'll need him on standby to get to the hospital :)
Here's one of my favourite photo's of Sharon and Tim