My oh my, where did 2016 go? I could have sworn it was just starting and now it is over!
I can't lie, the year started very rough for me. I found out I had a tumor in my brain before the start of 2016 and when I wasn't going in and out of the hospital for my own treatments, I was at the hospital with my cousin and her children as she was loosing her husband to cancer. It still doesn't seem real that he is gone, I think of him daily. I also lost my biggest cheerleader in 2016; the man that raised me. Although my grandfather was in bad health for many years and I am thankful that he no longer is suffering, I will still miss his toothless smiles, big bear hugs, and most of all I will miss hearing "well there is my Tishy". He is a huge reason I am the person I am today. My faith definitely tested this year but I can honestly say that it is stronger now than ever because of these trials.
A big part of what kept me going through all of hard times, was the amazing people and horses I got to work with through the year. From top earning sires, stellar trainers, awesome show organizations, eager seniors, and even my amazing staff -- you are all a part of what made this so great! I cannot say enough how blessed I am to do something I love for a living. Thank you!
See for yourself on how amazing 2016 was....