Friday, April 24, 2009
Caleb the Cellist
To my nephew Caleb:
Your performance tonight at your personal cello recital was extraordinary. Your dad, Amanda, Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Nathan, Mrs. Steiner, me and the other 25 or so attendees were very proud.
It has been 15 months since your mother passed away. You have handled each day with unbelievable grace and courage. You aced your schoolwork, excelled at cello, protected Samuel, managed household responsibilities, all while maintaining your gentle, kind spirit. Many of us could not have displayed such strength in the face of grief.
I admire you.
Thank you, Caleb, for being just that great. Your cello playing is outstanding. You eat, sleep and breathe cello and we look forward to seeing where it will take you. We love you.