Lizzy and her parents were returning home after a long and tiring visit with relatives. Just like she promised Jeremy, Lizzy gazed at the stars. "I'm so excited to be coming back home." Mr. and Mrs. Jones exchanged smiles. They both knew the real reason why their daughter was so anxious to be home. After unpacking her suitcase, Lizzy called the Cartwright's place. The phone rang and rang. That's funny I thought Jeremy and his dad would be back by now thought Lizzy. Maybe Jeremy is savoring all the sunshine he can get smiled Lizzy.
Before his father left for Colorado, Jeremy wrote Lizzy a letter. He made his father promise him that Lizzy would receive his letter directly from his father personally. "I promise son and will watch over her the best I can." Jeremy nodded and watched his father board the plane. Uncle Mike placed his hands on his nephew's shoulders. "Everything is going to be alright Jeremy. Your aunt and I love you very much. I'm sure this special girl loves you too." Jeremy exhaled the breath he had been holding. Facing his uncle, Jeremy allowed the tears he was holding to fall freely. "Uncle Mike tell me the truth. How long does dad have?" Clearing his throat uncle Mike said, "Doctors believe he won't make it next Christmas." Jeremy threw his arms around his uncle and wept.