• Closing out 2016

    December 31, 2016
  • It’s hard to believe that 2016 is coming to an end. In some ways, I am happy to say goodbye to 2016, but in many ways, I wish it would never end! I know that 2016 will be etched in my brain for a very long time as the year we lost my mom. So, on one hand, it’s easy to say “goodbye”, or “see you later” or “worst year ever”, but on the other hand, 2016 is the year that I got to hang out with my mom…a lot (thanks to some generous souls who donated Southwest gift cards to the family). It’s also the year that I started to view my dad as a “friend” and not just a dad. It’s the year that I became closer to my brother and sister-in-law than I have before, and it’s the year that I got to see the BEST in people as they supported Ronda in her journey. It’s the year we raised $8795 for scholarships for aspiring nurses and medical professionals. It’s the year that changed my thinking on how to run a company and treat your employees (thank you EyeCare Specialties), and it’s the year that changed my thinking on how important friends and family really are. How will you remember 2016?

    We decided to close out 2016 with final closure of my mom’s journey. Today, we buried my mom. It was a sweet, private ceremony with just my dad, Msgr. Huber, and my mom. It was her wish to be buried with her beloved dogs, Snowy, our Maltese growing up, and Ellie Mae, my Yorkie, who we had “joint custody” over the years. Both of their ashes joined my mom’s today. She was also buried with her co-worker and best friend’s (Janet Schwartz) “Ronda Strong – GBR” bracelet.

    We felt it very fitting to end 2016 in such a beautiful way, so that we can start 2017 in even a more beautiful way!

    Much love to you all! We hope that you can find the positive in any of your challenges or struggles from 2016 and may you always see the good in 2017!

    With love,

    Amy, Larry, & Jason

    If you would like to visit Ronda, she is buried at Yankee Hill Cemetery in Lincoln. When you enter the cemetery, take your first left. Go about half way down that path, and Ronda will be on your left.