We were all in awe of the incredible sight! My father was right, here mother nature created the most magical ice cave next to the rock bed. We took off our skis and ravenously dug into our picnic. After exploring the castle and waiting for the snow to lighten up, we headed back to the cottage. That trip taught persistence, the pride of accomplishment and left us with enchanting memory never to be forgotten.
Years later my father faced his biggest battle in the storm of his life; his battle against kidney cancer. From the initial diagnosis, my father persisted for ten years with tenacity and optimism. During this time, he was told three times the end was near, but defiantly he refused to ‘lay in the snow and die’, instead he showed us how to march forward with grace, creativity and joy. Although Matt was pretty busy with high school and college, he’d always take the time to connect with his grandfather, offer encouragement and share a game of pool during the holiday season.
This holiday season let’s celebrate and capture those treasured family memories!