Everyone is saying that this year has been terrible. Dealing with deaths is a hard thing to do. I can't disagree with that. But I see this as God's way of testing our strength, our closeness in our community. I'm thankful to have supportive friends through all of this. God gave me them for support and for a shoulder to cry on. I think that this life needs to be lived and with friends like mine, I know that will be easy.