Dear Readers,

As most of you have noticed, I haven't updated in quite a while. The past year was a rough one for me. Shortly after I posted the last chapter, my 5 year relationship ended and since we owned a house together it became a very stressful situation. Around the same time, my uncle whom I lived with when I was younger found out that he had stage 4 cancer. The summer saw me spending time with him and helping out when I could. I got a second job this past fall to help better afford the house on my own, as she opted for moving. As for my uncle, he passed away in late October and I still find that hard to swallow. There was a period where I couldn't sleep and my mother had to come over keep me company some nights because I was just restless. I had never lived alone and add to the fact I was trying to cope with loss and you can imagine that I was a complete wreck.

But alas, my life is coming together quite nicely now. I met someone who consumes most of my thoughts and has recently inspired me to get back into the swing of writing. I plan to wrap this story up at some point, but I have no idea how soon that will happen. I still need to refocus myself and get back into the story, as well as the others I had begun last year in the hopes of posting at some point.

I appreciate your patience with me and your ever positive feedback. Hopefully I can get something squared away soon to post and give this story an ending that it deserves. Getting back into writing after several months away is rough. I'm not ever sure where to start, but if you'll bear with me, I will not let you down.