last night we said goodbye to sammy. she is headed off to washington for college in the morning. i am so sad and i will miss her so much. basketball season wont be the same without her running up and down the court, but i am so excited for her to experience college and most of all getting out of alaska. i think every child that grows up here should go to the "lower 48" or the real world as i call it to see whats out there. it will be so weird and wonderful for her to have a winter without snow. i think i am a little jealous=) i might just have to go visit!!
sam is an amazing young woman with so much potential for an amazing life. i am so excited to see how she grows and what path she chooses. she will be a success and follow her heart. best of luck sweet niece of ours, we love you.
christmas break will be here before we know it.
i look forward to so many fun times with sam, she is not only my niece but a friend i will cherish always.