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11 for '11

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So the last day of 2011 has begun. Here are 11 important events in my life in 2011, in no particular order.
  1. At age 28 I became a grandfather. Not a contender for the youngest grandpa title, though: my foster daughter Bella had a baby.
  2. Our family grew with Nirel and Eli, and we couldn’t be happier about that. They are both awesome young men, and I am grateful for having the chance to help guide them in their growth now.
  3. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and have been undergoing treatment that has put the cancer into remission. Only 2 more rounds of chemotherapy are left for 2012.
  4. I started a master’s program in religion. And then almos quit it. I probably stick to it, though.
  5. I went to more Harel Skaat concerts than I can list now. And his new album is coming out early 2012.
  6. I ran my first 5K race since my SCI years ago. I did very poorly, but I finished it.
  7. Katya Dueck getting home. She is the little girl @happymom4 adopted from Ukraine this past summer. While I never met either of them, I have been following their journey for a long time. I’m very happy that she is finally home.
  8. Family holiday in Hungary was awesome. Hopefully we will repeat that in 2012.
  9. We, as a family, got a new dog, a puli, by the name of Izhar Cohen. He is now a very integral part of the family, and he doesn’t stink any more.
  10. I faced my fears and met with the woman who raised me. I tried to be gracious and civil about the whole thing, but really, it pretty much backfired. Oh well.
  11. I bought a pair of shoes.
What are your top 11 for ’11?

2 Responses to “11 for '11”

  1. Annie says:

    I LIKE that challenge! You had QUITE a year. You are quite a person; I'm so very glad to be getting to know you however virtually.

    • Hevel says:

      I really like the idea of this post. It’s not the best, not the worst of the year… the important of the year. The shoes were important. The holidays were important. Finding teh best burger in town almost made it… Now, do you get an email notification of my reply?

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