We're putting a lot of thought into the cars actually. I think we've all been doing a lot of soul searching this past week, now that things are really sinking in.
There have been a number of Rob's close friends that have offered to help finish his cars, etc. As our Dad said, there is a lot of legal stuff we have to go through as well as finding the best, most effective way to maintain and build Rob's legacy.
We are definitely going forward with a non-profit organization and are working with friends with connections to lobbyists to find out what our best option is for passing some sort of initiative in the state legislature.
With the contacts that Rob worked with, as well as his awards, a scholarship for high quality paint and auto-body is a must. The safety resource web-site is a no-brainer as well.
Our biggest concern as a family right now is how to get through these next few weeks of legal **** and keep our ties with you all so we can get to know you more. We all love Rob and need to stick together to cherish the laughter and fun he brought all of us.
Just to clerify for you all, there was no DUI involved, but what my Dad was saying was that not being responsible about watching for others should be treated similarly to a DUI type citation, especially where major injury or death occurs. People need to understand that driving a vehicle is a priviledge that should not be taken lightly. It comes down to responsibility. We've all made mistakes, but it is important to take responsibility for them. The person who hit Rob is undoubtedly going to be haunted by the fact that she killed someone for the rest of her life. But, I'm sure she's going to drive again.... and others will too.... and not pay attention.
I've asked myself a million times, this past week especially seeing everyone out on their bikes in the nice weather... "Why did it have to be Rob?" All I've been able to come up with is this: He's so missed by so many... and... Rob always was bigger than life.
There are lots of people who leave this world that aren't missed much, or people have negative memories of them, but Rob left us at the top of his game, and he was ready to go ahead of us to bigger things. We are left to finish what he started for us to do. Make a mark... affect change... make the world a little better where we can.
I miss my brother sooooo much my heart aches... but I could not be more proud to be his sister.