Last night I saw quite a few former students. They gather one weekend every year to remember a classmate, Scott. I wrote about it here last year.
It rained all day yesterday for the softball tournament. That didn't stop them. Today is the golf tournament. It is misting. I doubt that will stop them either. They open their wallets and their hearts to fund the scholarship and then have a great time playing together in Scott's memory.
This year four graduating seniors won a $500 scholarship in Scott's name. All of them are planning to attend post high school training. All are charming, funny, fun people. They love people and life. They remind me a lot of Scott.
How great is it that Scott's life is still celebrated? Trust me when I say that he would have loved this weekend as much as anyone. His family and friends have found a great way to honor his life--in a way that would have made Scott proud. His spirit lives on. Who could ask for anything more than that?
"I believe love is stronger than death." Robert Fulghum