It's Kee-Kee. Your niece. Or, should I say "Big girl".
Ever since I was a young girl, 'Hey, big girl' is how you would greet me. Each day that I think about you, my thoughts end with a smile on my face. I have such great memories of our time spent together. I remember when I saw you last in February. I asked you how it felt going from your regular greeting of 'hey big girl, still considering going to medical school & be like your uncle Hector...right?' to 'hey big girl, how's married life?' You looked at me wide-eyed and said, 'Wow! I know! You're married....& all grown up now! I've got to find you a new nick name!'
It was the first time you'd met my husband. It made me proud to see you welcome him with open arms. You sat him down to share with him your new found passion for flying & showed him your airplane.
Another fond memory I can recall, is when we all went to Montego Bay, Jamaica in January of 1998. I remember you telling me after checking in, to hurry-up & get changed, get back downstairs & start enjoying myself. It was my first time on the island. You said 'We're only here 7 days! 7 days is not enough time to enjoy yourself so you'd better start eating, swimming, dancing & having fun!' By the time day 4 had arrived, you'd taken us to do so many things, there was absolutely nothing else left to do!
I'd just like to say, that I've always admired you! From your quiet spirit and your soft voice, to your huge heart. You have always made my visit to Maryland a joyous one. Even in your most exhausted times. You were always considerate and passionate about making sure people enjoyed themselves & that everyone always had a good time.
Thank you! Thank you for your thoughtfulness & for your selflessness. Most of all, I thank God for allowing you, to be apart of my life.
I miss you and will forever miss you!
Until we meet again, don't find me a new nick-name, I'd like to stick with the old one.