Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Your father and I have each watched your documentary, The Game, at least 20 times tonight.
We watch. We cry. We hug, We smile. We remember. And then we cry and hug some more.
Words do not come easy...
Suffice to say that your father and I stand in loving and grateful amazement at the incredible emotional journey you have not only made but mastered the past 2 1/2 years since the accident. And that is why we are so proud of the resilient, courageous young man and the talented budding film maker you have grown into.
Only you could put together such a fitting, heartfelt tribute to your best buddy and bro, the ever-loveable Casey Daniel Stork. He was, without a doubt, the ninth man on our 8-man football field the night you scored the winning touchdown against East Greene in those last, fleeting few seconds of the game played in his memory.
Only you could re-tell via video that fantastic Disney moment in CRB football history and make it seem like it was just last Friday night. It was an unforgettable, gut-wrenching night for the entire Crusader community.
Perhaps Brianna Schwenk said it best in her Facebook status update tonight:
"In the darkest days of our sorrow we were incapable of feeling anything else. But now, we rejoice in the victory. We celebrate our united growth. And we give thanks for young, unapologetic talent and vision. This is the immortal miracle of Casey Daniel Stork. Great job, Daniel Kult."
(Note: Anyone who watches your documentary and tries to tell you it doesn't give them goosebumps is fibbing.)
Well, I am going to watch The Game at least one more time before I go to bed. If I can sleep.
We love you more than all the stars in the sky.
Mom and Dad