“I have struggled all my life, always comparing myself to other people and finding myself coming up short. I guess Micah gives me hope that I could become a better person. And now with Micah gone, and with Tashena growing up and being in high school and developing her own friends, it’s kind of a frightening world out there. Of all the opportunities Micah gave me to care for someone, he kind of took me out of the need to examine my own life, socially. I don’t have that person to back me up anymore.
“I just hope that having been in Micah’s presence for as long as I have, that I can step up and give it my best and reach out for positive things in life, and say, I can do this, I can go out and develop friendships and meet people and develop a life of my own, similar to what Micah had. I mean, I look at him and say, gee, here’s this guy who faced life with one arm tied behind his back, and didn’t even notice it. Didn’t complain, wasn’t hindered, always went for it. I hope I can do that well. It’s kind of a frightening thought. Can I live a life that will match up to the standards set by my son?”
– Kim, father