I just want to talk about Beau. So I am creating this writing to do just that.
A couple of days ago, I received the very first 2021 Beau Begier Memorial Foundation scholarship application. It made me sad. It made me glad. If ever there was a moment where two things can be true at the same time, this is it.
Why am I sad? Besides the obvious, I get bouts of sad because he should be here. If he were here, we would have no need to dole out money to students from his school. But he is not here and I hate that reality. But it is our reality.
Why am I glad? I feel honored that young people apply. I love young people and their stories bless my socks off. Also, to receive an application is to honor Beau. To honor Beau is my lifelong mission. Just getting out of bed is honoring him. Going to work is/was honoring him (I am retired now.) And giving money to someone in his memory is honoring him. I love to hear his name and I love to see his name. And giving out this scholarship allows all of that to happen.
It has almost been seven years since Beau left us. That means two things. That means the stinging, daily pain has subsided so that is a good thing. But it also means that it has been seven years since we have seen his face, heard his voice, hugged him, or talked to him. And that is not a good thing.
But all that said, I am closer. So much closer to seeing him again.
In the meanwhile, we talk about him.
Thanks for listening.