We took the eleven year old daughter of our friends out on Saturday. We went on a dolphin cruise on the Port River in Adelaide and we even saw four dolphins! We were the only ones to see one of the dolphins which was pretty special!
Jess knew that Ari had died and in the car on the way to the Port she said about how sad she was that Ari was gone and how it must be really hard for us.
She said “He was like your child…so he was like my cousin too.”
Okay – I’ve got tears in my eyes right now.
This beautiful, amazing girl said so simply and honestly exactly how we felt about our Ari. He was our child.
She showed more understanding than many adults would and with such simplicity and honesty.
We adore her so much – she is a pure delight in our lives – and I know for sure she is an old soul.
We love you Jess!
|Me, Jess, and Kirby|
|The Port Adelaide River|
|One of the tall ships the "One and All"|
|Jess with her Dad, and Kirby with Ari when he was a puppy.|
Jess can't remember a time when Ari wasn't around.