Goodbye 2016 and good riddance

Well 2016 was a heck of a year. The elections primary and general were just plain weird. I was a #never Hillary and #never Trump voter.  Our ruling class has descended to the bottom of the sewer.


Along with our culture.

But it is over. And Christians know to not put our trust in princes.

Christian hope, however, is not souped up optimism. We will see what a Trump presidency brings.

I doubt that 2017 will make it easier to be a Christian. It is probably going to get rougher.

But the last few months of 2016 have been rough going for me and my family–especially Mom.  Dad literally dropped dead on July 4th at am in my house (he and Mom came to live with us in September of 2015). It is my first experience of grief. I had no idea.

I had promised Dad, just before he passed on, that I would start up this blog again. The re launch was supposed to be early July. I just couldn’t.

But my favorite Deacon made me promise that I would begin today. So here I am.

A blessed Christmas and New Year to all.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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2 Responses to Goodbye 2016 and good riddance

  1. Julie Ford says:

    Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is so difficult. We are all blessed with the promise you made your Dad to continue your blog. As a wife of a Deacon I really treasure the things you share. My Mom is in her last stages of Alzheimers and one of the greatest gifts was the sacrament of anointing of the sick the priest just provided for her. What a true blessing to see her loving response to his presence. And what a healing sacrament for ALL involved. May God continue to richly bless you and your family with His grace! Thank you for the blog!! Happy New Year!


  2. Susan Kehoe says:

    Julie, Thank you so much. Prayers for your Mom and you. God Bless.


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