I loved you so much I named my first after you. You were my dancing partner, one of my biggest cheerleaders. My hiking partner and my camping teacher. A loyal friend. The advice you provided me was always the wisest and most practical--and I loved how you never failed to grab me by my arm and pull me apart from the crowd to chat.
You never left a gathering without telling me that you loved me. And vice versa. How lucky I was to see you yesterday and repeat the routine.
I will miss you more than you will ever know. Rest in peace, relax and enjoy a big 'ol cocktail w/ the teensiest bit of water. I love you.