Before Nelson’s death, one of his rowing partners, the director of the Denver Health Foundation, invited us to their annual gala, which was to feature Lionel Richie. At that time, Nelson decided that he didn’t have the energy to accept the invitation; his friend then asked Camille, in his honor, to accompany The SC to this special event. Because the gala took place only 17 days after Nelson’s passing, we were hesitant to be a part of a large celebration. However, we knew that Nelson wanted us to attend, so we put our outfits together in his memory, took photos of each other in the familiar area at the foot of the stairs and ‘Danced on the Ceiling – All Night Long.’ We discovered that honoring Nelson’s request and dancing in feathers, satin and lace was helpful in dealing with our intense feelings of loss. We are grieving our way, knowing that it would make him proud. And in the process, I see Nelson’s smile in our daughter’s radiant face.