The past year 2012 was a year of goodbyes for me. Loosing loved ones is never easy and letting go is hard. Children move for job opportunities, college and that is a normal life cycle. But other good byes are more tragic and harder to understand. Three of those occurred this year and became life changing. Both of my elderly mares are lying near our pasture fence while my Mother’s sudden death in Florida this past April is still a constant thought. I feel the need to refresh, regroup, reestablish my identity as a woman. There comes an opportunity to do exactly that and I embrace the idea of fate.

Name: Sheila Quinn
City: Saint Joseph
State: Tennessee