Life sure has a way of showing us its ups and downs around every bend. We have been blessed with a new engagement in our family (my brother and his new fiance) and we have our health to be thankful for. I can't help but think of the blow of losing my dad and what this upcoming week will be like. He has been gone almost a year and if I knew one year ago, around that bend that I was going to have to say goodbye, I would have done things so differently. I would have spoken more gently or listened a bit more or hugged a bit tighter. No one knows what's around that bend, so live like it's the last curve!