It had been eight years since Susie died, and Bill still walked through
life in a daze. The first few months were so hard, he was devastated
about losing the love of his life, and on top of that, he had to find
the strength to be there for the kids. Susie's death was especially hard
on Sarah, they had been so close and girls need their mothers. It was a
little easier with baby Justin. He didn't have much time with Susie, but
Bill and Sarah had kept their promise to Susie. Every day, year after
year, they showed Justin pictures and home movies of Susie and told him
how much she loved them all.
Now here it was, eight years
later and Sarah's sixteenth birthday was coming up next week. Bill wanted
to make it really special, he knew Susie would be so proud of their Sarah.
What a wonderful young lady she had become. She worked on Friday and
Saturday nights at Burger Joe's in town, and on Sunday she headed up the
church choir. She still found time to be a straight A student. Bill
laughed as he thought back to when Justin was little. Sarah tried to take
care of him, she never wanted anyone else to do anything for him. Bill
smiled and thought to himself, 'She is so much like Susie.'
who was now eight years old, and all boy, plays football on the weekends
with his friends. He is the pitcher for his softball team at school. He
loves cars and spending time with his dad. Bill tries to spend a lot of
time with them both. He and Justin went camping last summer, but Sarah,
who wasn't as fond of the out doors as they, stayed with Grandma Kate and
went shopping instead. In spite of missing Susie so much, all in all, the
Kendell's were just like any other ordinary family.