The Original Phoenix
My mom battled Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease) like a boss for over thirty years, and never once said, "Why me?" No, she said, "I got places to go, people to see, and grandbabies to raise. Ain't nobody got time for dying." She inspired everyone who knew her to live every moment as if it were the last. God, I miss her. I remind myself everyday to carry on with her legacy. Photo credit: Carole Troia
My daughter Kelli, the heart of my family, nurse, care-giver, and loving soul. Kelli, you amaze me with your compassion, dedication, and loyalty to family, friends, and anyone in need. You are a joy and a blessing to all who know you.
World traveler, daily inspiration, road trip partner, and spirit sister. I love you beyond words, Jaimie Kate. Keep doing what you're doing. You make the world a better place.
My niece, Gabrielle. Hiker, adventurer, rock climber, explorer, and hope for our future.
Pete and Nicole
My brother and my niece, always with love and support.
Kelli and Adam
My daughter and son-in-law camping and banjo-picking at Big Meadows.