It feels like just yesterday we were playing on the beach. I remember Christine, even then, always thinking of others before herself. I miss seeing her around our small town, bumping into her at the store and getting that big hug -- the one you always get from an old friend. I have planted five trees since Chris was taken from us, one for each of my children. On the 11th day of every month I will plant one more. I will continue to do this for as long as I live, in honor of my friend Christine.