I was just going through some photos tonight and found this one that Laura Perron took on July 1, 2011, in Bonaire. Pictured are Luke, Ryan and David Houghton, respectively. It’s hard to believe that picture was taken less than two months ago.
My wife and I decided to join friends in Tahoe and it was a refreshing break. I’m starting to get more energy back and I can concentrate better in the last few weeks. Taking the weekend off helps too. Still though, it hits me, as it did as we were driving back. It was the realization of what had happened and the overwhelming and profound sense of loss.
At the same time, they would have wanted us to be happy, so I’ve been making plans and getting energized for the future. I am optimistic and looking forward to the rest of my life. The family has taught me a lot about what’s important, and in that sense, they continue to have an impact on me.