Tracey L. Behrman: Craig

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In light of the holiday season, I would like to share my "thankfulness" for the opening of Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab. Although the past months have been sometimes very emotional and physically challenging, being able to see former residents reunited with their families again has been a true blessing and proof that "faith and optimism" pays off at some point in time. Some have said that I was the "heart" of the facility's new birth. For that I am greatly appreciative and hope that I can live up to the standards of such a great honor, but my ex-father-in-law, "Lop" Behrman, would simply tell you that I was the "persistent nag" that wouldn't give up and turned his hair whiter. I would not have been so compelled to keep up the fight for what I truly believed in if it weren't for the 4,500 hundred people in Moffat County that signed petitions -- former employees, family members and residents. Yes, there were times I felt like giving up, but I had enough faith for us all to keep the spirit of the facility alive.

I would like to give thanks to the following people for making it possible for our families to be together during this holiday season. Russ Behrman, "Red" Cortner, Wayne "Butch" Behrman, Talin Behrman, Josey Haskins, Tyler, Dave Derose and the crew at Masterworks Mechanical, Robert Ralston (architect), Life Safety Solutions, Great Divide Cleaning, Routt Fire and Safety, the city of Craig, Corey Electric, Black Mountain Glass, Ron Ulak (Affordable Drywall), Associate Painters Inc., Chelsey Herod, Tammy Fornes, my ex-mother-in-law, Colleen Behrman, for putting up with everybody, and many others. I would like to thank my ex-father-in-law, Veldon "Lop" Behrman, who was brave enough to take the risk without a second thought and who put up with a nagging ex-daughter-in-law to give this community back what was lost and so desperately needed. Thank you, Behrm, you're the man, and I still love ya, even though you probably wanted to fire me a few times.It was a pleasure being able to work with the family again.

What the future brings for Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab is in the trusted hands of Mitchell Friedman and Senex Inc. I am confident knowing that with the experienced staff we have and future team members, the facility will thrive and be one of the best facilities in Colorado. It won't be without problems, of course, as with all new businesses there still will be some glitches to tune up for the overall success of the facility. I will do whatever I can with the support of the community, my family and friends to ensure that Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab exists for years to come.

To all the families who have lost loved ones over the past few months, I am truly remorseful. God bless you all. For the families who have been brought back together, may all your holidays be forthcoming and joyous.

I am thankful for the support of this community, my family and friends.

My holidays will be brighter, and I thank God every day for being a part of this great adventure in life.

God bless you all, and have a wonderful and joyous holiday season! Feel free to stop in and say hello or take a tour of our new and improved facility.

Tracey L. Behrman

Craig

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