It is the end of the last day of work for 2005! At the end of my first full year in a new position, I have much to be thankful for. First, I am thankful that I have, by the grace of God, survived the year. The first nine months were difficult and stressful, then it evened out pretty well. I have learned more new things in the last 18 months than I ever thought possible, as I switched to representing the hospital district. Health law is really complicated.
I am also thankful for a great bunch of people who work for me and support me as I scurry around trying to cover all the bases. They have been great to give 100% to me after losing their beloved former boss to retirment.
Third, I am thankful to the Little Woman, the wonderful wife who has prayed for me and encouraged me and often waited for me to get home late for dinner. Thanks, Hon, I love you.
Fourth, I am thankful to my friends who have been understanding as I have had less time to get around than I had in my former position.
May God bless and grant us another year of success in 2006.