It is in times of great sorrow that we can experience our greatest solace. The outpouring of love from friends and family over the last week and a half has been keenly appreciated.
Doug was my brother, but he was also one of my best friends. He was always working on some kind of cool science project or art experiment, and he always had a clever comment that reflected his dry sense of humor.
On the way home from his memorial services this week, we decided to stop a couple of places that were special to us growing up. My kids are too young to really understand our loss, but we thought it might help them to connect some special places with their special Uncle Doug.
Another special place for us was COSI– the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio.
As my kids get older, I look forward to helping them remember their Uncle Doug the way we remember him. And in the meantime, I’m comforted by knowing that Doug is in Heaven, keeping an eye on us and learning the secrets of using low-heat diode lights to build a science-savvy ice sculpture, or whatever other projects have piqued his interest.