The happiness for the new beard year did not even last one week for me. My little sister was taken from us unexpectedly — suddenly and without warning. The loss has been too difficult to bear. Understandably, updates to beards.org ground to a halt. Normally, I would see when the gallery views counter hits another million. This time, I did not. I figure, however, that it was most likely on January 9th.
Right now, I cannot feel any optimism for 2012. But I have to carry on. The sixteenth anniversary of “all about beards” is only days away now. In my sister’s honor, somehow, I will do everything I can to make it the best year yet for beards.org and to surpass that each year that follows.