I am still amazed sometimes when someone tells me they think I am a good writer. I have never thought of myself in this light. To be honest, the only time I have written anything before in the past were for 2 reasons and 2 reasons only: an assignment/paper for school/college or writing in my diary. That was it. I never wrote stories or anything.
Then Mari gets sick and I write out for all of our friends and family updates on her progress. Then she dies. I purchase a special journal to write in about 2 weeks after she dies (maybe someday I will share some of my thoughts at that time).
It wasn’t until around the end of October 2008 that I had all of these thoughts floating around inside my head that I decided to write them down. After I had finished that first writing, something inside me wanted me to share it with friends and family. I called Keith at work and read it to him. Then I called Keith’s mom and a few other people.
At this point I realized this was an awesome way for me to help me through my grief. I decided that day to start a website dedicated to Mari. I would put my writing, videos and pictures of Mari and whatever else I felt was important on that site. This site has come to mean a lot to me. I know her memory continues to live on through my writing. Her physical body may be dead and buried but her spirit continues to live on through these words, videos and photos of her, and over all dedications to our believed angel in heaven.
I thank the Lord for giving me this gift and touching the lives of those around me. Thank you.