To my Cousins,
Wow...I feel like I'm in a daze or a horrible nightmare with all of the tragedy that has occurred this week for all of us!!
I am truly grateful every single day for the outstanding family I have and for all of the love and support we have given each other and will continue to give each other forever. Aunt Ril adopted me as her "third daughter" after my Mom passed almost 4 years ago , and Rick as a second son who was always there for her when she needed painting etc., around the house.
I will miss her immensely, as we all will feel a gaping hole in our lives and in our hearts. Always the "tough German"...right to the very end.
I will miss not only my big brother, but my second mother. But I can already feel their presence guiding me to be strong, the same way they were. We will all get through this because of our strong families and faith that everything will work out and be ok.
Like all of us, I have so many wonderful memories to hold on to and will cherish always.
I love you all.