Elaine, a woman I have met and admire, is writing a blog with the self-explanatory title: "The Rookie Widow." It struck a chord with me as two of my best friends entered the big leagues in the same way last year. One of the unintended benefits of not being married for too long, is that I can avoid induction into that Hall of Fame. 2012 was tough. Those husbands were dear to me, too. I'm happy to turn the page, even though I'm in the last chapters.
So, Happy New Year 2013. I'm looking forward to visiting Natalie and Diego in February, the (hopefully) return of Derrick Rose in March, and whatever other good news is out there. Isn't it great to know that the unexpected endures?