My heart is broken in pieces too small to fix right now. It is extremely difficult to even wrap my head around the death of my life mentor. Someone who has guided my foot steps since I stepped foot into his classroom 6 years ago. Someone who lifted me when I was in the darkest of my depression. Someone to patiently and eagerly listened to me and understood me. As I even type this, it is hard to talk in past tense. Mr. Lott was my teacher, my counselor, my coach, and my friend. Without him, high school would have been the ugliest and loneliest years of my life. There is a deep hole in my being where his presence belongs, but I know that it will be filled with his spiritual comfort. His endeavors and passions were endless and to this day, all that he has accomplished proves to me that I can accomplish that and more. So, to the family and friends also hurting at this time, I am praying for you. && to you Mr. Lott, good bye my friend, but to your legacy, I say hello.