Day One/June 25, 2023 Family vacation June 2023. Destination – southwestern Colorado. Travelers – myself, Trever, Sarah, Abby, my mom and Abby’s fiancee Sean. Reservations were made months ago, preparations took weeks, and my anxiety before this vacation was through the roof. We left home at the ungodly hour of 4:45 a.m. and drove to

There was enough time to talk things through Not much was left unsaid. The pain was mostly controlled in the end Your rest a welcome respite. The waiting endless yet impossibly brief The sterile rooms felt sacred. Your death like your life mostly on your terms Leaving memories and love to sustain us. -Karri Temple