For Joellen and her Children

Someone somewhere once said, "A picture is worth a thousand words."  The pictures of you and your family speak ten-fold.  They say love and loyalty, compassion and awe, gratitude and dedication, openness and warmth.  They say "this is a family that's got it right, that has its priorities in check, that will remain as one, always."

And even in your darkest hours, even in your greatest depths of agony and profound loss, when you feel like your soul has been drained from your feet, and every breath is filled with sorrow, these things don't change.  A man like Scott cannot love his family like he did - so hard and so completely that strangers can see it radiating from photos - without staying with you always.