I remember the day so vividly. Every single detail starting with the first phone call I received. There are times when my eyes are closed, that I can actually smell the scent of the hospital chapel.
I cannot forget the look in my parents eyes and the all encompassing need to hug them and not let go. Feeling the weight of my youngest brother as he nearly collapses in my arms, shaking with tears. Yearning to be near my older sister to feel her strength.
My heart still feels the pain, but my soul is rebuilding.
Christopher L. Shaw
May 21, 1977 - April 4, 2011