Helen Safa was a dear personal friend and colleague for decades. She inspired many students and worked hard to advance our education and social change throughout her distinguished career. She and I shared joyous moments of work and sad moments of loss from which each of us bounced back, always supporting one another, both personally and professionally. Many are those who learned from her and, like me, will miss her. She is with us as we move ahead, and her works, like her example, speak to us forever. Thanks, Helen.