God's little princess passed from my arms, with her hand on my heart, to her Heavenly Father's waiting, open hands on October 11, 2007. As she did everything, she went on her own terms and in her own way. She ensured things were in place for her family and friends before she left this world for the better place. She is pain-free and dancing with her mom as she awaits that one second for us to join her. Her love was as "deep as the ocean and as wide as the sky" and never-ending. When you met her, she became your friend, and her infectious smile and wit would melt your heart. She touched and inspired all who came into contact with her. She gave everything and asked for nothing in return. The outdoors and the mountainside became her playground and inspiration for her beautiful poetry and artwork. Oh, how she loved to draw and write and be outside in awe of God's creations. She loved life and lived it to the fullest, despite her "stinkin', friggin' disease," Multiple Sclerosis. Even though at times she would have her "pity parties," she always looked to and received from God the strength and determination to live on "the best she could."