Dear Mr. and Mrs. Morgenstern,
There are many people who
I know and say hello to. There is a much smaller subset of people,
who, whenever I see them
have an opportunity to talk to them, I stop and engage them
in a meaningful conversation. Your daughter Nancy is one
of those people. My wife, Yael, and I have always liked Nancy
and felt a special closeness.
Nancy is one of those people
that I have always admired. Many people dream of things they
want to do but put them off thinking
there will be time later to accomplish this goal or go on that
trip . . . and Nancy’s attitude was always “life
is short, play hard.” She did what she loved, even working
out special arrangements with her boss so she would be able to
continue training, as she desired.
Many people see things that
bother them and wonder what to do, whereas Nancy was a person
of action. When she was unhappy
her first bike team, instead of sitting around she went and
took action, leaving the team and joining a new one, which
Your daughter is a pleasure
to be around and someone that I am proud to call my friend.
I will take the lessons I
have learned from Nancy and try to emulate her joy in living
life to the fullest.