I know it's been forever since we've talked. In some ways a whole life time ago. It may seem strange to you that I am writing now, but I wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Once upon a time I was not really able to tell people how much they meant to me, but back in that time you really touched me and I wanted you to know that. I especially remember celebrating our birthdays together during musical rehearsals. Although I think it was more like you sharing your birthday celebration with me. There was also a time when my closest friends called me "Step-on-me" and thought it was a funny play on my name, but you never did that. Instead you started calling me "The Stuff." So many little things that you did just because it was who you were that meant the world to a lonely, hurting girl who didn't think very much of herself. I've changed a lot since then, as I imagine we all have, figured some things out, learned how to like myself, and these day I'm actually a counselor (I know, the counselor part doesn't usually surprise people all that much). But when I think of you, I still very fondly remember the funny, talented, tender hearted boy who was so kind to me and made me laugh so often. I know there probably isn't much, but if I can do anything... Just know that you are in my prayers and that once upon a time you made a real difference in my life. Sending you my love.