It is so difficult to put into words how I feel now that you are gone. It doesn’t seem real and to try and make sense of it all leaves me with such emotion. You taught us all so much, you gave so much of yourself to everyone, and family was always first for you. Never did you complain or ask, why me? As we find a new way of existing without you, I find comfort in knowing that you are not alone, that you are with dad, and that your presence is felt each and every day. You are my butterfly, you are soaring and still teaching me how to be strong, how to live life to the fullest and how to never complain. Life truly is a gift, and no one knew that better than you. You stared fear right in the face and fought like crazy to live. I have no doubt you made an impact on my children, your cousins that thought the world of you, even with the simplest of moments like B staring at fear and jumping of a diving board with no hesitation, or Jason realizing how precious family time truly is. These amazing moments I take in knowing you made a difference, you touched us all and I will continue to remind them and myself to live life to the fullest, to never settle for anything less than what you want and deserve, to allow for goodness and individuals who truly get it. I miss you, but I know you are with me, with all of us, and every time you come around, my sweet butterfly, I will remember that you lived and that you forever changed my life.