And every so often, when it feels like we've gone several days without talking about Sam, Solly will pipe up with, "I think I'm forgetting Sammy."
I think he means, "hey, folks, you haven't talked about him in the last day or so," but since he's four and his options are limited, that's what he comes up with.
At least that's what I tell myself.
Because how could it be that he could forget his brother? How could it be that we could forget our Sam? Of course we can't, of course we won't.
Each day, he feels farther away. His peers get that much taller and more grown-up. Another summer is midway through and he's not amongst the campers.
Today, Solly engaged in two of Sammy's favorite camp activities: he rode horses and he climbed the Alpine Tower. And he did it all wearing a shirt that said "Sam." It wasn't on purpose when he got dressed this morning, but it felt just right to see him sitting up there on a horse, wearing one of Sammy's shirts.
We're not forgetting him anytime soon...or ever.
|Sam in pajamas, on a horse at camp|
|Solly, on a horse at camp, no pajamas|
|It's hard to fathom how much alike these two are....|
|I *knew* there was a pic of Sam that looked JUST like Solly...and I found it!|
|Sammy, up in the air....|
2009: Update from camp
2011: Making Friends
2012: Owie Owie Ding and Hair Today
2013: Ninja Leukemia
2014: A Day in the Life and Day 201