Photo courtesy Joy Miller-Upton
June 16 is Pete's birthday. We intentionally scheduled the launch of Pete's biography on his birthday - at Milliron Clinic. It was a Friday night. People from all over attended the event. Pete's family was there, as well as Pete's dog Smokey. The clinic parking lot was full. People parked in the fields and along the highway. I remember the warmth, kindness, and sincerity of the crowd.
Once upon a time... it all began with Pete's dream to become a veterinarian. A life of serving the downtrodden, miserable, helpless, and hopeless. A life of miracles, serendipity, and hard work. A life well lived.
Reflecting on June 16, 2017, my mind goes back to the event. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to share Pete's life - and continue to share. As one of my favorite authors, James Thom, so eloquently stated, Once upon a time it was now.