Today our family attended the graduation of my niece, Sarah, from Gulf Shores High School. It was bitter sweet in that her father, my brother, David, was not there to see her take the next step in her life. He passed away a few years ago from leukemia. I see so much of him in her. He would have been so proud. She was the light of his life and could do no wrong in his eyes. She felt the same way about him. I remember taking Matt on a fishing trip with him and Sarah (and my brother was a serious fisherman). Sarah was small and decided to simply feed the worms to the fish by hand, dropping them one by one into the water. Now had it been anyone else, David would have been put out, but not with Sarah. He simply looked at me and smiled and said, "Isn't she cute?" In the same way, she adored him. When she was still small, she escaped from their home and decided to go on an adventure around the neighborhood. The family was frantic and finally found her. Soon after, I asked her about her adventure and she told me how she was accosted by a snarling pink bear with big white teeth and how her father came to her rescue and saved her. She had such a great imagination and her daddy was her hero. Congratulations Sarah! Now go make your mom and dad proud.
From 2012 Project 365 + 1