Aunt Angie, I know I was never the perfect niece, and for that I truly am sorry, but I want you to know I always have and always will love you. I have regrets now that I don't have the opportunity to tell you in person that you were important to me, but I hope that one day, I'll see you again, and that day I will tell you how you influenced me. We'll joke about tattoos and mistakes we've all made. But most importantly, I'll tell you that I love you, and I always have.
Life is ripping apart my family at every angle. Every branch is weakened. For anyone and everyone who reads this, hug your husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Hug everyone you have left in this world, because they could be gone in half a breath, and you'll lose the chance to tell them how you feel, how much they mean to you. Don't leave words unsaid, don't leave emotions unrequited, and never leave a life unfinished.
February 17, 1965-December 12, 2012