There are very few children in my life which makes today's reverb11 prompt difficult to write about. I've been thinking about it all day...going over the past year in my mind, trying to recall any contact I've had that touched my heart when a story about a young girl, who I will never be able to meet, popped into my head.
Kimberly Joy Costa* lost her battle with Leukemia at age 19. I was fortunate enough to hear her father speak at the Inspiration Dinner held the night before the Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon for Team in Training. He shared with us part of the speech Kimberly gave as valedictorian at her high school commencement ceremony held right before her death. She was wise beyond her years and there was not a dry eye in the room.