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In Honor Of Ian's 16th Birthday -- A Letter from Danny

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written by Danny Trestman, September 17, 2016
My letter to my best friend Ian Scher z"l
It is with tear filled eyes and a broken heart that I write this. Yesterday we laid you to your final resting spot. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. Ian Scher, you were an inspiration to me and to everyone around you. From the second I met you I knew my life had changed forever. You had a smile that would light up the room. Ian we shared so many amazing moments together. We laughed, we cried, we shared stories, we played games, we went on boat rides, we went swimming, we painted our nails (your idea not mine), we played pranks on each other, we did everything friends are supposed to do together. I knew I could count on you to make me happy. You had the ability to have a relationship with everyone you came in contact with. Life just won't be the same without you here with me. I know your up there making new friends, making them laugh and running around doing all the things you …

Happy 15th and 2nd Heaven Birthday - Silver Lining

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Last week I went to a lecture on finding the silver lining in things. It wasn't about the saying "it happened for the best" or "everything happens for a reason". It was about finding the good in things, regardless of how horrible the situation is, there is a good in it. It's about finding it and what you do with that good. It may take years for you to realize what the silver lining is for the particular situation. One quote the speaker said was, "Too many people miss the silver lining because they are expecting gold." Not everything is going to be peaches and cream, but you can find the joy in things.
As I sit here, on April 21st at 11:50am, I think back to approximately 15 years ago as I welcomed my jewels into this world...April 22nd at 12:29pm and 12:30pm, Becca Jordan and Ian Alexander made me a mom. What was in store for us none of us knew. But there was and is a silver lining in our journey, actually I would have to say there are many, prob…