nineteen million

nineteen million gallery views

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 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 and to surpass that each year that follows.

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12 Responses to “nineteen million”

  1. carl Says:

    Deepest condolences on your loss

  2. Christoffer Says:

    My condolences to you and your family. Take care.

  3. Brandon Stephens Says:

    I know the pain is great right now and it’s hard to make sense of a tragedy such as this. I believe that everything happens for a reason and a sovereign God works all things for the good of those who love Him.

    I’m sorry for your loss. Please know, brings joy into the lives of many individuals. Take care of yourself and keep up the good work!

  4. Greg Says:

    Steve, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your sister. My sympathies go out to you and your family. It’s never an easy thing to go through. Drop me a note if you find the need to.


  5. Mike Says:


    Heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

    Take your time for yourself and your family.


  6. Arturo Says:

    My condolences to you and your family as well. Hopefully you can get through these hard times.

  7. Steven Says:

    Dear Carl, Christoffer, Brandon, Greg, Mike, and Arturo:
    Thank you so much.

  8. Martin Says:

    my deepest condolances for your los. my prayers go out to you end your family.hang in there

  9. Lambros Says:

    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts go out to you and your family. This website brings me and millions great joy, I’m sure she is proud of you and smiling on somewhere out there. Take care of yourself and your loved ones in this time of mourning.

  10. Steven Says:

    Martin: Thank you so much.

    Lambros, Thank you so much, too.

  11. Mark Says:

    Dear Steve,
    I know it is late news. I just read about your sister.
    I hope by now things are a little easyer about your sisters passing.
    My prayers for you and your family.
    Sincerely, Mark

  12. Steven Says:

    Thank you, Mark.

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