On October 22, 2016 a sweet friend of mine lost her life, Melissa Gail Houser. She was in the journey of creating cheer4choreo with me and Nate. She was fun loving, passionate, talented, smart, funny, my choreo Ying to my yang, life of the party…
caring and one of the most loving people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing… to me she was a little sister, my teammate, an athlete I coached, my business partner, in my wedding, one of the first of my friends to hold my first born, after 20+ years of friendship, she was family … I’m at a loss and whatever I say now will never be enough to share all the memories I have with her and show how much she means to me.
A wonderful woman said to me today, hug your babies as much as you can and don’t sweat the small stuff, this woman Judy Gutman Houser (Melissa’s mother), those are words to live by and I will every moment I can! My heart is with you.
Rest easy Melissa Gail, be at peace, I love you. Cheer4Choreo is now a reality that she would want us to continue and we will always be thinking of her and dancing for her!