This Christmas the only big black boots in the house belong to Santa Claus! Last Christmas I had one of my very own! I finally get to be the one peeking in on all you guys a year from my ATR and saying, “It gets better. Really it does!” It’s been a year since I ruptured my right AT on BOTH ends! And you know what? That was the best thing that ever happened to me. After years of being sedentary and obese, and CHOOSING to sit around all day on the couch, suddenly I HAD to lay around all day and then, of course, I didn’t WANT to! Since my surgery and PT and etc, I’ve lost weight, go hiking 3 to 5 times a week, and love walking the dog. My relationship with my husband is more wonderful than ever since we got rid of our TV so we would be more active. We hike together and take long walks around our neighborhood almost every night and talk about everything. Who knows what blessings your ATR may bring you in the new year?