This is the day when I suffered through everything with a clenched heart.
This is the day when I stormed and slammed.
This is the day when there were tears all day long, just behind my eyes.
This is the day of the lump in the throat.
This is the day of the stiff jaw, the fake-out smile.
This is the day of tremble, of frustration, and I am done.
I will do what I can, where I am, with what I have and I will do it with a glad heart and next year, I swear to you, I will do things differently.
totally unrelated photo of Max that I just happen to love - he's fierce