It's been two years. Someone told me early on it gets harder, not easier. I think she was right. Numb has worn off. Reality is not always kind.
The photo is not the best, but it is here, and one of only a handful of the two of us together. This was taken in Dec 2005 while visiting Lyla Berg at the Hawaii State Capitol.
Aloha, Ray. You're still making a difference in my life, still influencing how I view the world and the people whose lives touch mine. You always will. I am so thankful for the time we shared, for the things we learned together, for the things we taught each other. You made me a better person, more tolerant, more caring, more able to reach out. You gave me confidence, reminded me to laugh at myself. I love you.
Today I am off to the Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nu'uanu to begin as a volunteer with the Daughters of Hawaii. It's a time for beginnings as well as farewells.
Give thanks for Ray. Look for something special he -- or someone else close to you -- added to your life. Don't forget to pray ....