Yesterday we learned that my 17-year old niece Michelle was shot and killed in Baltimore. She had been attending school there.
We all hope to remain healthy as we grow old. We hope never to bury one of our children. Michelle was vibrant, loved to ride. She had a terrific smile and a great sense of humor. She was bright and (when she wasn’t acting like a teenager) was sweet and caring. How we will all miss her. She was the only child of my eldest (little) brother and his wife. I searched my digital files and found this photo from Christmas 2010. I will always think of her this way.
Hug your children close today.