The Boy Who Tried – Valerie Essay 1

Valerie started writing this sometime in August 2021, and finished it the night Eli graduated. Death Sentence         I wish the memories weren’t so vivid. But here we are, with clear names, dates, and events all trapped in my head.         It was Halloween (2018), not when it started, but when the first death sentence came. My …

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Moving Forward with Hope

Two weeks ago we passed the two month mark since Eli's passing. It feels like yesterday and forever ago all at once. These torches are solar powered and flicker in the dark. Christmas Christmas was magical. Thanks to very generous organizations and anonymous elves, we were able to customize their gifts to build their talents …

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