We're almost two weeks into 2017, a year that will bring many changes. Though there may be bumps in the road ahead, we will carry on in friendship and in love for our fellow travelers on this planet. I have a couple of announcements to make regarding some of those changes.
First, and most importantly, I would like to let you know that Darcy will now be referred to as Desmond. He recently came out to Craig and me as transgender and we support him 100%. Our child is the same wonderful person as always and we love him to pieces. If you're a bit blown away by this, you are not alone. Desmond was initially rather nervous about the way family, friends, and coworkers would react, but I'm happy to say that the response has been wonderfully supportive and loving.
|Desmond and Bella, Christmas 2016|
|A proud mom!|
Second, Craig is going to retire in March! We're thrilled about it and we both look forward to more time together. It's another new chapter in our lives, and one that we plan to fill with adventures. We are going to make a few more changes to the house and yard and we are, of course, planning to travel more.
We haven't yet made concrete plans regarding our next visit to France. It may have to be during the summer. (Can you just hear me complaining about the heat?) I want to spend as much time there as possible, but there are family responsibilities that may require our attention here. We'll make the best of it and do all that we can to live our dream!
I wish you joy in the coming year, and may all your dreams come true!