The journey of life begins in the womb for human creatures, and the path each life takes is special. Each individual has a journey to make, and each will take many turns as we learn to crawl, walk, and eventually run the many pathways, roadways, byways, highways, expressways, and sometimes alleyways as we search for the truth of life. Life is so beautiful-that is why everyone wants to hold on to it forever. For Claude B. McQueen, Sr.-called "Doshie"-life began in a humble home in the South. One of eight children, Doshie learned early on that the greatest wealth a person can hope to have is the love of family. Through each of life's many struggles, Doshie and his siblings turned to each other for courage and hope, and together they made life as beautiful as they could. And in the times when human weakness pulled them apart, they learned just how valuable that familial bond is. Despite a lifetime of adversity, struggle, and occasional sorrow, Doshie held to his optimism and love of his fellow man. His story is one of persistence, compassion, challenge, and hope.