A colleague of mine came to me with a request to work on a very special project. Two years ago, her son died in a car accident at the age of eighteen. Support for her family was tremendous in her tight-knit community and she wished that they could have some sort of symbol or graphic that could represent her son to be used on thank you notes and when scholarship fundraisers were held. She asked that I include a few things (a lacrosse stick, fishing pole & dragonfly) that are symbolic of who her son was and the things he loved most.
Although I'm pleased with the result, I can't help feeling nervous about delivering them to her tomorrow.
I wish I knew what to say... but I never do.
Honestly, what can you say?