Really? This was all necessary?
I admit there were good times. While we said goodbye to our lovely house we said hello to a new neighborhood with lots of kids and trick-or-treaters and Christmas lights. And with the exception of our recent visit to the E.R. and admitting my helpless child into the hospital we've been healthy and safe. I think Tod only received two speeding tickets as opposed to his usual six per year so that was awesome. Right now our kitchen door is covered in pictures of people we love....who are organized enough to send Christmas cards. I look at those pictures throughout the day and feel so much love from and for them. In fact, I reunited with my long lost Canadian buddy twice since you began which made you much brighter. I also learned how to make a killer pie crust and just before you ended I was given the most beautiful boots I've ever owned (thanks Mom) followed by almost ruining them with a soup incident the next day. You're lucky Tod's good with leather.
On your way out if you happen to see 2011 tell him to go easy on us. Let him know that we're sort of tired and need more sunshine. Ask him to bring Baby Clark into this world without complications and to keep our friends and family safe. Remind him that we've had enough death to last us a decade so we'll get together again in 2021 and renegotiate. Which may or may not be a real word. And finally, please mention what my wise, calm Grandpa Larry reminded me the other night, "The night is darkest before the dawn."
2010, I wouldn't trade you but I am happy to see you go.