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Today is the one year

Today is the one year anniversary of the death of my cousin Tyler. He was 13, and was crossing a busy street in Winona, Minnesota in front of his house when he was hit by a car. The driver of the car was a 17 year old girl. My heart goes out today to my family as they try to make it through this day which I am sure will be harder than all of the other difficult days they have had to endure. It also goes out to that young girl -I do not blame her for the accident. I regret that I live in Texas and most of my family lives in Minnesota and North Dakota – it is hard to see them as much as I would like to. I never really even had the chance to know Tyler, I only met him one time, the summer before he was killed. That summer that I visited Minnesota we all went to a Twins game. Tyler loved baseball. It’s a memory I hold very close to my heart.

Tonight (well, 4/25) I went to the Astros game at Enron Field. Enron is a beautiful ballpark. The weather was perfect, I wore jeans and a polo-style shirt without being too cold or too hot. There was not a cloud in the sky. You could not have asked for better weather for the game. It was a good game, some good home runs. (Unfortunately a few too many for the Braves, score was 11-3, they won) It gave me a lot of time to reflect on my family and what is truly important in life. I am glad I went, it was a fitting tribute to young man who loved the game, whose life was tragically cut short – and to the family and friends that were left behind that miss him all the time. I took Naomi’s camera to the game (Thanks Naomi!!!) and I will post pictures soon of the game.

Please take a moment, if you are reading this, and stop and think about those people that are truly important in your life. Appreciate them. And if you could lift up a prayer (or positive thoughts) for my uncle Terry and his family on this day I am sure it will help. Thank you…

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.