As you look back at the year 2022, what one word comes to your mind? What did you experience?

My one word is SAD. Though a sad year, it filled me with more love.

As I reflect on the past year, it is hard to remember anything before the month of June. The sudden and unexpected death of our son-in-law impacted me quite deeply. Jimmy was young, vibrant, always smiling, giving, positive, and loving. He was a specimen of perfect health. Yet, he died of a sudden massive heart attack.

My beloved Aunt Arleigh left this earth in her 90s. I first met her when I was 12 years old and knew I wanted to be just like her. She always smiled, laughed, and had wonderful advice for an immature teenager. She was an actress and worked at Capitol Records.

I said farewell to several of my cancer sisters. Each of these ladies impacted me in a special way: their laughter, enthusiasm, love, gratitude, spiritual beliefs, smiles, and their tears. I am all the more motivated to spread the word about any of the GYN cancers.

I have moved from sad to grateful. Though I miss each of these people, I reflect more on how blessed I am to have had them in my life.

16 thoughts on “ONE WORD FOR 2022

  1. Hello, Karen. I’m so sorry that 2022 was such a sad and tough year for you. I’m also sorry for all the loss you’ve suffered. Hopefully, this year will treat you much better, my friend❣️Thanks again for reaching out to me. You’re an awesome person, and I wish you all the best.


  2. Karen, well said. There is an ancient Jewish Proverb that teaches a person passes away twice. The first, when they give up their last breath back to us and second, the last time their name is mentioned.
    Stan Hamerski


  3. What a tough year for you and your family, Karen. I love how you brought it into this with gratitude for knowing them. Sending hugs xo


  4. You really had an emotional year, Karen, but I love the way you ended your post. Gratitude for those we have known and crossed paths with will help them forever live in our hearts. This was a beautiful tribute to your son-in-law, your aunt, and your friends.


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