daniel is right above the dad. the one with the most hair.
remember my trip to Michigan in September? to visit my cousins? i wrote about it here. Anyway, my cousin daniel, the 23 year old(2nd oldest), died last night. He was competing in a triathlon on Saturday, a triathlon he won last year. During the bicycle part, he was in a collision and suffered massive head injuries. He was flown to University Of Michigan where he had brain surgery but died about 30 hours later. I am still so stunned. he was the one who picked me up when i got to Michigan, we chatted during the 2 hour car ride to his parent's house and it was so fun to hang out with just one of the kids at a time and talk about life. I never heard a kid speak so fondly of his parents or family. he teaches Bible school, coaches soccer....just the best kid ever. Now he's gone. i feel so sad for his older sister, 6 younger brothers and his amazing parents. how will they go on? I'm waiting to hear what/when the arrangements are, then i will decide if I can pull off a quick trip to MI. last minute tickets are so outrageous! But i will try. I want to be there.
in the family photo, Daniel is the darker haired guy right above his Father