When you attend an event that reinforces that what you do makes such a difference. When you meet beautiful souls who have gone through so much but whose smile is contagious, their spirit is unbreakable, and their courage is inspiring.
A complete mess now wishing I could have attended a survivor event for you, dad. After all these years, the pain is so raw and so real. I wish I knew back then all that I know now. May not have made a difference but I wish we could have tried different ways.
People say things happen for a reason. I often wonder why you were taken away from us so soon. We would never know. However, what I do know today is that Rebellious would probably not be here had we not lost you that way.
When I get discouraged, you inspire me to persist and not forget why I do what I do now and why it matters.
Missing you….thankful you and mom taught me to have a strong backbone and to be a fighter…..