Although it has been only two years since you left us and began your journey with our Lord, it has felt like an eternity to me. Around the time you were leaving, all the lights went out in Pagosa. I knew it was your way of telling us all goodbye one last time. I, however, knew it would be the last time we would receive your hugs, kisses and prayers that helped all through the hard times in our lives. I knew that the time had come where we would not see your brilliant and beautiful blue eyes for some time, nor see your gentle and kind smile.
In life, you had many roles that touched many lives, daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, but for me, you were an even more important role than mother; you were my best friend and I miss you so much each and every day. Until we meet again, know that you are always in my heart and that I love you.