I have lived for two years without you. Grief is both my constant companion and my foe. The battles grief wins, ends with me in tears sometimes for minutes sometimes for hours. The battles I win, end with me thinking of how many lives you touched, how wise and how goofy you could be, and how very blessed I was to have you in my life. I began this day as I do everyday, in your room, now my sacred place, kissing your urn good morning, telling you how much I love and miss you, then lighting a stick of incense (nag champa) and wishing your soul happiness. Everyday is filled with good moments and bad, everyday happy memories and sadness. Today I will visit some of your favorite places, Shrine Lake, Round Table, the beaches where you would run, and then Toppers. I expect to find many happy memories there, Thank you to friends and family that have helped me through this journey,daily I find new strength in your prayers.