My favorite summer memory happened when I was about five years old. My family went to this park and beach by the lake in Michigan, and when I say my family, I mean just about my entire family: my mom’s siblings, my dad’s siblings, their friends, their kids, just everybody I knew. We played on the playground, had a picnic and then played some more and listened to music and had so much fun. I was so happy and content. When I see photographs from that time, i feel a little bit of that day still. I really wish that there was a way to carry a little piece of days like that when things got really tough or sad or scary.