Had God not decided that your position in Heaven required you Home as soon as possible, this week you would be sixteen years old. It's hard to wrap my mind around the idea that you Daniel, so brilliant at 12 1/2 and looking at colleges, would be sixteen this week. I imagine you would be in college and taking a hybrid of computer, and graphics and animation courses. However, you might have surprized us by finding other interests at college also. Your brother Matt, loves History as much as Computers and Mathematics. I can't help but resent that I don't get the chance to watch you unfold here on Earth to which I had so looked forward.
|I know this used to be one of your favorite kinds of cake. (Photo: eponware.com)|
This year Daniel, if you were here, we would do a pizza cake. It really does look like a pizza, but I assure you, it is a cake !
Almost as soon as we completed this post, we found how best to commemorate your birthday this year. In the past, as you know, we have given a substantial gift to a food bank, other years to a specific family in need, but this year, your birthday blessing will go to a young man who is in college in this country. His father is very ill, and in his native Turkey. Your gift will help to get him home to see his father, one last time. Thank you for having been our son, even if you could only stay for twelve years, and six months.