I am trying hard to wear the mantle you left for me in our family. It's hard. I still call your phone just to hear you voice on the message. When things are hard and I need a friend, I still think that I need to talk to you.
I remember your laugh and how much joy you took in life and gave back. I remember that you loved to play practical jokes and oh the parties we gave.
While I waited to see if Daddy was going to come out of his surgery, I felt you close to me, holding my heart as you always had.
I know that as long as you are in my heart, part of you will remain, but I remember you. I remember your love, your spirit, and I am better for it.
It has been almost a year since my Aunt died, and I miss her everyday.