Marissa, my beautiful girl, it was a year ago we had dinner and then you went off to be with your friends. A "normal" night that ended up not being so... I miss you along with many others who loved you and loved being with you. Rest in peace my darlin' girl. You know how much I love you and always will. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn how deeply one can love and for giving my life the depth, color and richness that only you could bring. I'm taking good care of Blaise, with Kat's help and Parker is, well, Parker.
Just as I never needed to carry a picture of you when you were little because you were always beside me, you are with me now and always will be. I love you, Riss, and I thank you for enriching my life, giving it meaning, and bringing such happiness to me and so many others. You made me proud and you made me happy. Thank you, Riss. Thank you. I love you, always. Mom