It’s hard to post this. On July 8th, I sat by my mother. I held her in my arms, singing the Ave Maria while she drew her last breath. Losing her is painful, but there is also the pain of not finishing Sister World 2. My biggest fan, she loved Sister World 1 and was quite adamant that I not kill her favorite characters. If you can hear me Mom, I didn’t. Though often said, these things are true: time passes too quickly. Good times do not last forever, and bad times do not define us. No matter the troubles, remember to love as hard as you can. Say I love you often, ask forgiveness when you need to and forgive even when you don’t want to. Try to bring a smile to someone’s face everyday. It’s a gift you can’t buy.