In looking back at the year 2016, I have to say that it was the worst year of my life. And, March of 2016 was by far, the worst month of my life. That was the month that I lost my oldest son, my first-born child -- after he suffered a massive heart attack. He was only 45.
|Todd, 2nd from the left -- with his three brothers|
This is not the place to go on about what a devastating loss this was. All of us who knew and loved him are forever changed.
But, he touched many people's lives, not just my own -- and was an inspiration to so many.
This was true while he was alive, is still true now, and will continue to be true, way into the future.
We all wear our orange TODDSTRONG wristbands every day, to remind ourselves what he was all about.
We had an amazing group of 18 women, and everyone had a great time. We will definitely do it again in 2017!
Here I am, preparing 18 little palettes for everyone -- that was A LOT of squeezing!
|A yoga session every morning, in the crisp mountain air.|
|Painting a Color Wheel Mandala|
|Our yoga teacher, Mo, also prepared a healthy and delicious lunch for us every day.|
|The Art Studio|
The 3rd Annual Workshop at the Winery in Norton, Ohio
|We paint in a beautiful big room at the winery, surrounded by lots of windows|
We have a core group of people, who attend the Ohio workshop each year -- largely, made up of friends and family. And, each year, a few new students sign up -- and quickly become friends and part of the core group.
|We all showed up to watch my son, Zach, paint a mural at Columbine Gallery in August.|
|The entire family went to the Bronco game in Denver, on a cold night in November -- even Todd was there with us!|