I was just finishing up the first month of work after my freshman year of college. You had just went back to the camp you loved. A month before that, we had tearful see-you-laters, a year’s worth of memories and plans for many more to come. But then my parents showed up at my work to tell me some of the worst news of my life, and my whole life changed.
That previous month, in our last few days at school, you drug me out of bed during finals week to go watch the sunrise. Barely awake, we drove out to Durley and just sat and watched. It all seemed to happen in a few minutes. But I’ll never forget the look on your face as you gazed wistfully at the first colors that appeared and said, “T, can you imagine what heaven is going to be like? It’s going to be even more beautiful than this.” I didn’t know that you would see it a month later.
You’ve been gone 13 years today. I keep thinking about where you would be, what your life would be like. I would give anything to run upstairs and have you convince me that, yes, we could not skip and had to go to Planets and Stars. You’d shake your fist at me as I would beg, but in the end, we’d end up at Adler, freezing our butts off under the cold night sky, pretending to understand whatever constellation we were supposed to be looking at with that crazy teacher.
In the echoes of my heart, I can still hear you say, “Don’t forget, I heart you, T.” Well, I heart you too, Allie. Today and everyday. #memories #myguardianangel #bestfriend #college #collegedays #greenvillecollege #greenvilleuniversity #gonetoosoon