This is not your normal DOUBLE R post, but this photo holds a very special place in my heart, so I thought I might share it with you — for I am wearing a mink stole that was made for my beautiful mother, whom I lost at age 9 in 1970. My brother trapped the mink and had the stole especially made for her — her initials are sewn inside. I reflect on the past and am thankful for what God has given me… and for what he’s brought me through in 56+ years. I look to the future and have learned that all the planning in the world is no guarantee that your plan will come to fruition. So… here’s to 2018! While uncertainties and challenges await, they also offer opportunities to climb more mountains, achieve more goals, and conquer more fears… with hard work and FAITH! HAPPY NEW YEAR!