Monday, August 24, 2015

To Chris, from Austin


It feels just like the other day you were coaching me down at the pool.
I remember your crazy embrace and your addictive passion to be crazy.

It's your birthday and I'm thinking of you extra hard today. 
Your spirit inspired me to be the man I am today.

I wish I could have realized it before you were gone and told you. 

You were such an amazing character and I wish I could have spent
one more day with you every day.  I think of you often and hope you
are doing well up in heaven. 

27 is way to young to go but you must have had a purpose in leaving us early. 
I cannot thank you enough for who you were as a person.  It truly inspired so many people.
Your kind heart will never be forgotten.  I love you to death
and I always will.

Thank you so much for all that you did for me I really appreciate it.

Austin Thomas

P.S.  You are the reason why I coach Aqua Bears. 
Your spirit inspired me more than you will ever believe.  
I miss you like crazy.