I have been holding this in all day and now it is real. I can’t believe your sister and (our cousin), Tricia, just passed away and now you. Cindy getting her wings doesn’t seem that long ago so this a lot. This is truly devastating. I am praying for family and that faith will facilitate the navigation through this journey.
It seems like we just texted to confirm that we were coming to NC to celebrate your 65th in December. You expressed so much gratitude and excitement however, I was the one feeling honored to be included because I know there was a long list to invite. Char just texted me yesterday about the hotel we were gonna stay in when we got there. We were looking forward to spending time with you.
I hate that I didn’t get to see you last week because I was sick and I knew I would get to see you this year, except for the constant reminder that life is not prmised. So instead of saying this to you at your party I need to say it now because I am so heartbroken about your passing and you deserve it to be said.
Everyone has been greeted by that smile and comforted by your presence at one time or another because that’s who you are. People felt the love you spread because of our connection to you. You will always be, one of the kindest, most loving people I know and I feel blessed to call you my cousin. Thank you for the love and I value the legacy you are leaving.
I love you and you will truly be missed. We didn’t have to connect often but when we did I felt how much it mattered to us both. Rest easy now cousin and I hope that the peace you have brought to so many others is now all your own because you deserve it.
You will never be forgotten!