Friday, January 9, 2009

It's the new year, 2009 and I welcome it with open arms. 2008 was not a good year for the Matavao's. My nephew Eddie Brown was struck by a druggie who ran the red light on Redwood Rd, Taylorsville UT in Nov 2008. Eddie is recovering just fine but my Nephew Wes was not so lucky. He was struck by another driver on a very busy Freeway in CA on Dec 27th(my birthday)and died on impact. I have stopped trying to make sense out of these unfortunate events because I don't get anywhere. I've experienced so many emotions through these events and I can't express them all, through it all I am still sane; some days I wonder.

My goal for 2009 is to be a little more forgiving, express my love both verbally and physically to my family, giving people the benefit of the doubt and "just stop and smell the roses" more often. I am truly grateful to my Father in Heaven for giving me the strength to go on, regardless of the pain and agony I felt through these past two months. I am also grateful to a loving wife and 3 wonderful children, they give me hope for a brighter future and the will power to get up every day and face life head on.


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