She was sitting next to Steve's trumpet case. She decided to open the case and have a peek. As she was looking, she realized that something smelled good. She investigated a little more.
She discovered an old Tic Tac case, mostly full.
"They're cinnamon!" she exclaimed. "I've never had cinnamon!"
Katie loves Tic Tacs. Her favorite is orange. She discovered her fondness for the tiny mint sometime in elementary school.
Steve loved Tic Tacs. He would carry them in his suit pockets. They were often in his car. And, appearantly, in his trumpet case.
Until yesterday, Steve never shared a Tic Tac with his daughter. He died when she was 4 -- too young for such a treat.
I like to think of how tickled Steve would be to know that more than six years after his death, he did get to share Tic Tacs with his Katie.
Also in his trumpet case? Sheet music for a song he must have played with our church choir: "God is Here."
|Katie, Steve's trumpet, cinnamon Tic Tacs and "God is Here"|