I hope this new year is off to a great start for you and yours. I was going to write about ‘new beginnings and all of the resolutions’ we make at this time every year. However, just as I sat down at my desk to write, I read this amazing blog written by my good friend Ron Culberson. He says it much better than I ever could. I don’t know about you, but I’m going to take his advice!

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On Monday, I enjoy a long over-due lunch with a friend I’ve known for more than 30 years. She buried her husband a month ago, after giving him around-the-clock care for three years after he suffered a stroke in 2010.

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At 3:22 PM on Tuesday, I received the text.  A long-time family friend Nikki Mitchell passed away.  She was 58 years old.

Our loss is heaven’s gain.  Surely the angels flung open their wings and welcomed this amazing lady “home” after her valiant 2 1/2 year battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was one of a kind to say the least.  How can I possibly convey to you the essence of Nikki Mitchell?

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