January 9, 2016
You took me in when you knew next to zero about me. You treated me like a trusted friend after just about a few weeks. You laughed with me, you fed me, you offered help and gave it even if I didn't ask. You gave me free rein, you expressed disappointment in the firmest and gentlest way, and you punctuated our talks with an endearing chuckle that only you can do with such boyish sweetness. You have been a rock, a steady wall, a sanctuary. "Don't worry," you often said. I didn't, because you were there. We will miss you.