good things to acknowledge today, not the least of which is a huge shout out to my sister....being 12 years apart we were never that close. in her teen years, she suffered greatly and began a slow downward spiral with more setbacks, detours and almost permanent derailment that left all of our family with fear and sadness for her future. but as chuck swindoll says, God wasn't finished with her. through heavy prayer and numerous confrontations and nearly constant conflict, she turned her life around and is now firmly planted on a road that will lead to her ability to enjoy some success. she is in college and just completed an associate's certificate program that gives her some better employment choices and away from high-school type jobs at pizza joints and the like. to say we are all relieved is a huge understatement, but more than that, swelling with pride for the hurdles she has overcome and relieved she has reconnected to family with confidence, self-worth and a feeling of belonging that i don't believe she felt at all in her adult life. being the youngest, she felt overshadowed by older siblings who arrived at adulthood long before her. nothing else to say but hurrah to someone very dear to all of us!