our first conversation was deep.  i remember it well:

it was a wednesday night at church, and we discovered that we had both recently lost our fathers.  i asked her to coffee the next day, and we talked about books and music for hours.  so began one of my most treasured friendships.

she was sweetly thoughtful, and so deeply wise.  her wit could rival anyone's, but she had a way of holding it back that i loved.  she appreciated the little things in life, but had an understanding of the profound that was well beyond her years.  she brought so much joy into my life, and i'll hold the memories dear...

her smile alone will stay with me forever.

i'll miss you friend.  you are irreplaceable in my eyes.