I am slowly clawing my way out of the hole. It was a rut that became a hole. It hasn't been easy with two teenagers who are trying to find their own roads. It hasn't been easy without much change in my pocket. But, thanks to Julia Buckley, my body is getting stronger and thanks to the love of friends and family, my soul is too. It's been a long few years. I've felt more alone than ever, but I've learned to turn that into a reason to move forward. Amazing things have happened when I've least expected it. I know I can keep going. I know that I am strong enough and I know I am getting stronger.