It Would Have Been Easy

I gifted the word "Strength" to my niece Caitlin.

She lost her mother to cancer several years ago at age 22, an age when most young women start thinking of their mother as not only a parent, but also a friend.

Over the last six years she has persevered through grief and sadness, into a beautiful young woman who is kind, thoughtful, and independent. She has been strong when it would have been easy to wallow in self pity, and instead is living her life to the fullest with thought to others.